Where Dreams Meet the Business of Writing

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Today I’m writing for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group’s blog hop. The first Wednesday of each month, we write in inspiration to a question posed by the group’s administrators. We don’t need to write in response to the question posed, but I like to use their query as the springboard for the monthly post.

This month we were asked, ‘It’s spring! Does this season inspire you to write more than others, or not?’

 

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The Garden Beckons

The seasons themselves don’t necessarily inspire me to write more or less. Now, they do effect the amount of writing that is accomplished. During summer and winter it’s too hot or too cold to be outside. So I’m nestled in the house, either in front of a fan or a heater and the words fly. Not because I’m inspired, but because the extreme temperatures limit my outside comfort zone. So, housebound I become.

But spring…that is my season! New growth is appearing after the dormant winter cold. Buds push their way through the earth. Flowers appear, waving their colorful blooms in the breezes. Roses spread their fragrant aroma in a swirl around me. Wildflowers usher in this most delightful season. Birds chatter and twitter away in the canopy of trees surrounding me. The cardinal couple flit in and out of the towering evergreen, tending to their nest of hatchlings.

Write? During spring? You have to chain me to my desk if you think I’ll be tapping away at a keyboard when the garden is growing outside. Thank goodness for spring time rains that curtail my gardening days.

You’d think fall would have the same results. The more moderate temperatures allow for being outside and comfortable. It’s not cold enough yet for thick, plush jackets. The searing heat is gone. But, no. It’s totally different. The garden is dying back. Even the weeds that have crept up between plants begin to wither away. It’s time to tidy up, cut back, bring in garden accessories and get ready to put the garden to bed. While I enjoy the coolness of fall days, I don’t like the threat of the impending winter. It dampens my spirits and makes me gloomy.

But spring it is, so this 300 or so words is all you get today. Next month, when the heat is here in Texas, I’ll be back writing longer posts. Today I’m out of here – I’ve got a garden to tend to!

 

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Comments on: "The Garden Beckons #IWSG" (5)

  1. I just read a post about HATING Spring. Ha! We’re all so different. Have fun tending your garden. It sounds magical 🙂

    • How funny! And they probably can’t understand why I hate winter lol While finding commonalities among friends is wonderful, life would be so boring if we were all alike.

  2. Enjoy your time in the garden 🙂

    Ronel visiting on Insecure Writer’s Support Group day: Autumn Decisions

  3. I wish I felt that tug to tend the garden. Mine is clamoring for my attention, but I’d rather grab some writing time when the house is quiet. You make an excellent point–it’s not the season itself that affects output so much as what activities the season offers. From New Year’s to now, I’ve enjoyed a lull in family visits, but now the travels and visits begin. Fortunately, most of my family understands my need for at least a few hours of writing time each day. (If only Mama could get it.)

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