Janny C said:
I can so relate!!! We had been in a terrible cold snap where I found it so hard to write and I did indeed want to hibernate like the bears. I thought my brain has frozen and my creativity had died. So I took my frozen lemons and made lemon ice pops and actually wrote about just that! I wrote a funny article on the freezing cold temps and all the snow and how I think it has frozen my brain. Bonus point is it got published and I got side not from the editors says they like it and thought it was a good one. My motto is when faced with peril....well write about then!What a great story, Janny! Sometimes when you feel stumped because of the cold, it's best to just write anything. Get the pencil scratching or your fingers moving over that keyboard. Pretty soon you just might end up with a piece you feel proud of. So, of course, the moral of this story is that the cure for not writing is to write.
I seem to be much more creative when "forced" to stay inside from the cold. I live on the East Coast as well and I actually dread summer. It seems like it's all I can do to get through a day of sunshine.Thanks, mannequin. On the other side of things, he/she enjoys the forced indoor time. It's true that if you're out sunbathing or whatnot, it's likely you're not doing too much writing. Every season has its challenges, really, but it's great that you're using your forced indoor time to your advantage. I, too, try to make the best of the low light and try holing up in my room with a cup of tea and my notebook.
After the jump: winter, and designing your creative space.