Road Trip Wednesday: Autumn & Writing

Hello darlings, 
Can you believe it’s October already? I really feel like it was just July. Anyone else think it was just July? Well, that’s besides the point because I am here to talk about today’s Road Trip Wednesday topic from YA Highway. So, let’s get on with it, right?

Today’s topic: How does your writing (place, time, inspiration, etc) change with the seasons?
Road Trip Song of the Week: Too Close by Alex Clare (I’m slightly in love with the music on this piece)

Autumn. I love the fall season. The colors, the cooler weather, the turkey. Granted, in Arizona we mostly just get the turkey but hey, one out of three ain’t all bad. Maybe a month ago, I would’ve said that the different season doesn’t change my writing, but now I’m not so sure. I feel like I’m looking at pictures of fall a lot more, even though my current book is set in summer. I feel like the season itself, everything fall is, calms me down a bit allowing me to focus my thoughts before starting my daily word goal. I mean, come on. Looking at these pictures, how can you not be transported to another world? 

I also noticed that I like to be outside a little bit more. Especially in the morning. Which is beyond weird if you ask me. First, I’m not a morning person. At all. Second, it’s 100 degrees outside (that’s our cooler weather). No one in their right mind wants to be outside. However, I take my cup of coffee and my trusty iPhone, then walk around in the backyard taking pictures of our roses. And then I write. 

What about you? Does your writing change with seasons? 

Much love, 

4 thoughts on “Road Trip Wednesday: Autumn & Writing

  1. I'm not so sure that I'd like less distinction between seasons. We get all four up here in Canada, and I have my favourites. I always feel more creative in fall, but more productive in summer. I'm affected by the number of daylight hours, so winter is kind of challenging.

    And even though we get a distinct fall season, I find myself looking at pictures of fall in prettier places like the New England states. 🙂


  2. I lived in Oregon where there are less changes in the seasons…I missed the colorful falls, but the spring flowers were beautiful there and I didn't have to deal with snow or 100 degree mornings…uck!


  3. I'm not a morning person either. I've tried. Mornings and I just don't get along.

    I have great respect for those who live in hot climates, I just can't handle it.

    I love the colors of fall, brings out the little photographer in me.


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