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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

RTW: Writing Changes

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, 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 equals going back to college and that means not nearly as much time for writing. I've been struggling to fit in time for it the past couple of weeks. On the other hand, college also means spending a lot of time in Starbucks between classes. I'm not sure what it is about Starbucks but it's a great place to focus on writing or revisions. I also spend a lot of time in the dorms where it can be hard to concentrate on writing with the spontaneous movie nights and friends dropping by.

Fall also means NaNoWriMo! I'm definitely shooting for it this year, though I haven't decided which idea it's going to be with. It can be one of the busiest times of the college year, but it's also wonderfully motivating to be writing with so many awesome people. 

Winter tends to be a little easier when it comes to time because there's a lot less running around, what with all the snow. In the spring when it starts to warm up, spring break rolls around, and everyone starts to spend a lot more time outside, writing slows down again. Last summer, I managed to find a lot more time to work on revisions and writing and hopefully I'll be able to continue that trend some in the future.

1 comments:

Nickie said...

School can really drain away the time! Good luck during this fall semester balancing classes and writing -- it can be hard to find the hours for everything you want to tackle.

Also -- you're so right about Starbucks. It's something about the smell of coffee that just gets the brain going!