It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month.
Last month I was very busy writing posts for the A-Z challenge, so I didn’t actually get much work on my WiP done. However, my theme did relate to what I’m writing about and has given me a lot of food for thought. I’ve been puzzling over a lot of plot points and daydreaming about character motivations. It’s all a bit confusing at the moment but I feel as if things are starting to come into focus and that soon I’ll have the missing piece that will slot into the jigsaw and make the whole project make sense.
It’s spring! Does this season inspire you to write more than others, or not?
Hmm, I’m not sure it inspires me to write more than the other seasons, but perhaps it inspires me in a different way. The rich earthy colours of autumn often inspire me; as do the crisp, white landscapes of winter. I’m motivated to write more in the summer because I have nearly six weeks off work and I naturally have more energy in the warmer months.
There is definitely something revitalising about spring, though. Springtime in England brings the beauty of buds and blossoms and fields of fluffy lambs. The longer days and milder weather give me a chance to get outdoors and I do draw a lot of inspiration from nature.
Spring is the season of rebirth and renewal, so it’s a good time to forget about past failures and focus on my writing goals and ideas for the future. The two week Easter break usually gives me a chance to kick-start a new writing project and the A-Z challenge in April also inspires me to write more.
Does spring inspire you more than the other seasons?