Wednesday, October 3, 2012

RTW: Autumn falling

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where the contributors over at YA Highway post a weekly writing- or reading-related question. Then readers answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.



This week's topic: How does your writing (place, time, inspiration, etc.) change with the seasons?

For me, fall is a time for ideas, outlines, first drafts. Last year this hit me late summer, but I had to take a break for a month or two and jumped right back in during November. I think about death a lot during autumn--but not in the morbid, dark sort of way (although I'd love to write a horror novel some day). It's more that I think about how everything dies, how there is rebirth. What this means to me, for me, to the world.



Fall is full of contemplation.

And then there's the pumpkins and the pies and the hot drinks on cold nights. The leggings and sweaters and the reminder that the world sleeps. Fall is my month of inspiration. 


Right now I'm outlining the second book in a planned series so that I have those notes ready before I go on submission. But then it will be time for something new.


I'm excited about what this fall will bring.

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  2. For me, fall is a time for scrambling to fit any writing in at all. It's my busiest time at my day job and doesn't leave much room for anything else. I always can't wait until the New Year because that's when I can breathe again and get back to business.

    Have fun this fall. I'm certain it'll bring lots of amazing things.

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    1. And good luck to you making your way through it!

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  3. Fall recharges my creative batteries, so I always look forward to starting a new project at this time of year. Good luck with your outlining! I'm in the process of revising mine right now, too.

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    1. So agree. I keep having all these great ideas! I just need to finish this outline, get to submitting, and start writing something new! Good luck with your revisions. :)

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  4. Aw, how nice! You paint a beautiful picture. I see your point.
    I'm boring though, and exact the same year-round lol

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    1. Ha! Well thanks. There's nothing boring about consistency. Well, not in the way that you're consistent.

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  5. I don't think my writing changes much with the seasons. I love that fall is your season of contemplation. :)

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  6. I'm with you there! Fall is a perfect time for inspiration!

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  7. Yes! Fall is a great time for finding inspiration and plotting and planning. It's making me want to jump ship from the WiP I'm currently working on and pick up another story that's in its infancy (it's set in a grey and gloomy historic Scotland, so it feels fitting). :)

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    1. I'm so with you! I have this idea that's rolling around in my head. I just need to get to it!

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  8. I do like this time of year... okay, let me rephrase: I like the way this time of year is *supposed* to be (Eastern NC has yet to catch on that it's not supposed to be 75F first thing in the morning in October). Colder weather, warmer clothing, hot drinks (aside from tea which, as we all know, is a perennial hot drink), autumn colors... and then into winter, with much of the same but with Christmas! :D

    My writing inspiration, however, is not seasonal. I write whatever I'm working on. There doesn't seem to be a seasonal trend for ideas, either. But that's me. :)

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    1. We're all different, which is what makes this community so awesome.

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  9. Lol! I like the idea of starting new things in fall (as I said in my response as well), but more the idea of RIGHT NOW starting something new because revising is annoying. It's also fun. But it's also gut-wrenching. Oh well, back to my revision...

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  10. Fall is inspiring for me, as well. Good luck with your outlining!

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