Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | By: Angela Brown

IWSG, the Seasons, and Tick Tock

First Wednesday of the month is when many of us in the writing community take time to post and share good news, bumps in the road, and difficulties. It's a time where we are all reminded that on this writing journey, as unique as each of ours may be, we are not alone. And that is true encouragement and support.

I'm glad you've stopped by today to visit with me and ask that you visit others as well by clicking here to get to the Linky list. Hop from blog to blog and check out what other writers have to share.

A question is provided as an option. I would love to hear your thoughts on this month's question: Does spring inspire you to write more than others or not?

I shared this song by The Byrds because it is cool and it came to mind when I considered how seasons have impacted my writing life. Not winter, spring, summer, or fall from a calendar perspective. Rather...
Spring - the lively bouncing time when writing burst at the seams in the raucus garden of my imagination
Summer- the bouncing crazy continued on for a couple of years
Fall - a bit of real life crept in and brought unexpected changes
Winter - writing didn't die, rather, lay in a quiet place with the occasional idea to remind me I will always be a writer
Now back to Spring - blossoms of that bouncing time making a slow but steady comeback, perhaps a bit slower so I can do better at finding my mom/work/life/write balance.

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Maria Zannini said...

I actually write more in the winter when life is a bit quieter and less physically demanding.

By the time spring gets here I'm bouncing off the walls because I'd been cooped up for too long. :)

Pat Garcia said...

I see that you are a season's writer and it seems like Spring is when you find balance. I hope all turns out as you hope.
Shalom aleichem,
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

S.A. Larsenッ said...

I love the way you've used the four seasons to show the stages of writing. I think we can have these 'seasons' throughout the structure of writing a manuscript, too. BTW - that song is perfect. :D

Chrys Fey said...

I love your analogies! And S.A. offered interesting insight as well. That also speaks for our manuscript's seasons. :)

Crystal Collier said...

I'm glad you're coming back to full bloom. Life, eh? I suppose that's why I eat cheese--to keep myself moving even in the down seasons.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Just bounce right back into it!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

When you put it that way, bring on the seasons! I've always loved the change of seasons. They keep life interesting.

Cherie Reich said...

Here's to keeping winter writing--or the lack thereof--far away!

Angela Brown said...

Maria - You have so many wonderful things happening with your homestead that I'm always in awe of how you get all the things done.

Pat - Yes, I am writing with a stronger lean to balance things out, unlike before lol!

Sheri - I really enjoy that song. It popped right into my head when I considered this month's question. And I love your link of the analogy to writing a manuscript. Very cool!

Chrys - Thank you, and I agree regarding Sheri's insight as well.

Crystal - Got to love that cheese :-)

Alex - That's what I'm doing :-)

Elizabeth - Yes, taking a look at things with a slightly different perspective can shake things up.

Cherie - I hear you there!

Mark Noce said...

The Byrds are cool:) I actually did spring cleaning this year..usually I wait until the fall:)

Gwen Gardner said...

I'm rather slow off the mark this year too. I have some serious editing I need to get to. Love that song by the Byrds. From the bible, I believe?

Natalie Aguirre said...

Glad you're inspired and able to write more. Slow and steady while spending time with your daughter sounds like the way to go.

Arlee Bird said...

That was an interesting approach to the question. I wrote a lot more when I was younger -- in my college years. Later I was usually too busy working and tending to family.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

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