Wednesday, December 2, 2020

#WritingCommunity #WriterSupport @The IWSG #IWSG

 

Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all 

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!



December 2 question: Are there months or times of the year that you are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?

That's an easy question for me. I am more productive with my writing during the wintery months. Especially when the snow is falling and the wind is blowing. I'm nice and cozy inside watching the blustering flakes with a cup of hot tea, and it's when I find my writing inspiration.

Our summer months are short and I like to be outside. Puttering in my gardens, playing with grand-babies, and floating in the pool, which doesn't leave much time for writing or for creating new stories. While I do write in the summer, it's normally minimal. 

When are you most productive with your writing?

Since this is IWSG's final post for 2020, 
I'd like to wish all my blogging friends 
🎄 Very Merry and Blessed Christmas 🎄
and 
A Happy and Blessed New Year 



Stay Healthy 

47 comments:

  1. Oh that's just the opposite of me. I find the sun and the blue sky most inspiring. Winter tends to weigh me down.
    Thank you for co-hosting!

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    1. I think that's why I write in winter. I don't like to leave the house...LOl

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  2. Thank you for hosting IWSG and merry Christmas. I can see where floating around the pool with the grand babies could be a happy distraction.

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  3. I have no idea what it's like to live in snow and sleet several months each year. Raised in southern California and now living near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I've only known sunny days with some rain for change of pace.

    So my creative time is early, before dawn. To encourage the words to flow, I have a delicious cup of coffee sitting beside my computer.

    Stay warm, inspired, and may your holidays be filled with joy.
    Thank you for co-hosing our December IWSG blog-hop.

    Lynn La Vita blog: Writers Supporting Writers

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  4. Thanks for co-hosting with me. I am hoping to write more this winter too now that I don't have any yard work.

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  5. Thanks for co-hosting this last month of the year, Cathrina, and for the holiday wishes. Mine to you and on into the New Year! Wintery months trend more toward snuggling up to read a book than writing though I do keep early AM hours year round.

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  6. Happy Holidays to you, too! I can relate to cozying up in the winter months. A good time to read and write.

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  7. Hi,
    Writing in the winter can be very inspiring, and when the grandkids are visiting, playing or swimming with them is much more fun.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a safe passage into 2021.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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  8. A Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you as well!

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  9. Have a blessed Christmas!
    Thanks for co-hosting today!

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  10. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for co-hosting. Stay warm.

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  11. My garden kept me busy this last summer.

    Merry Christmas!

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  12. There really is something amazing about writing inside where it's warm and cozy while the snow falls outside!

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  13. Hi Cathrina, looks like many of us writers are more productive during the winter months.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance!

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  14. I guess I'm at my most productive whenever there's coffee and minimal interruptions. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  15. I don't get slow (thanks, Florida lol), but I am more productive in the autumn and winter months. Usually.

    Take care! Happy Holidays!

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  16. Oh yes, paddling in the pool with grandbabies takes priority over writing any day. Happy Holidays to you too!
    JQ Rose

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  17. Thanks for co-hosting! I’m with you - I love going outside in summer and staying cosy with writing in winter, but usually finding the time at any season is hard for me! As long as I’m by a window I don’t feel I’m missing too much...

    Best wishes for the end of the year and the new one to come :)

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  18. It sounds as if we're on the same page as to seasonal productivity! Have a wonderful Christmas with those grandchildren. How much fun! Thanks for being a co-host today, Cathrina.

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  19. That makes sense, Cathrina. Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  20. I live in place where winters are very mild, the most pleasant time of year so I'm more productive during this time of year.

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  21. Wishing you very happy holidays, Cathrina - and thanks for co-hosting!

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  22. Merry Christmas, Cathrina!
    Thank you for co-hosting and thanks again for hosting me last month. :)

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  23. I think sunny winter days are probably the best. Too cold to go outside, but wonderful sun to inspire. Happy holidays and thanks for co-hosting!

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  24. Thanks for cohosting this month! I'm just the opposite--I write more in the summer, but that's because I'm a teacher and that's when I'm not teaching. @samanthabwriter from
    Balancing Act

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  25. Happy Christmas and thanks for co-hosting this month! 2020 has been a somewhat creepy year due to the coronavirus, so writing has been a daily refuge for me. Bits and pieces -

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  26. Most people state in their answers that they're more productive during the winter. You're definitely with the majority on this one.
    Happy holidays!

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  27. Happy holidays to you! Summers are busy. Winters are best spent under a warm blanket writing. :)

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  28. How great that you've found what works best for you. Enjoy the holidays. Thanks for cohosting this month.

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  29. Writing while watching the snow fall outside sounds great. Unfortunately, my office is in the basement where I have no windows.

    Thanks for co-hosting IWSG this month.

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  30. I think in the grand scheme of things, I'm less productive overall in the winter months. The cold and dreariness gets to me and saps my energy.

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  31. I, too, am more productive in the cool/cold months. I just feel invigorated and clear-minded in the brisk temperatures. And snowy woods were so magickal for me as a child.

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  32. Merry Christmas! I hope next year treats you well. I do love a cup of hot tea, a fire, and snow or rain outside while I write.

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  33. After reading this I can't believe I'm actually looking forward to the blustery wind, the snow and that perfect cup of hot tea!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family and thank you for hosting this month.

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  34. Lovely imagery that! I do more reading in the winter, and more writing once the mornings are lighter. It's taken me much thought and several blog visits to finally work that out!
    Thanks for co-hosting today - isn't it fun!
    And Happy Christmas to you, too.

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  35. Exactly the opposite of me, LOL! But it does make sense to stay inside, cozy and typing away, during the cold. If I could change my mindset to one of inspiration rather than distraction, that would probably help a lot. Thanks so much for co-hosting.

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  36. Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you, too. Thanks for co-hosting.

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  37. Wintertime as you describe sounds very logical for writing. It was the same for me when I lived back East. Now, here in Los Angeles, we don't have the weather extremes that would drive us indoors. However, this year we have the lock downs and restrictions that should make staying indoors to write more conducive, but of course I don't do much. This year has made me lazier than ever before.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  38. Merry Christmas! I love writing when it's snowing outside. So where's the snow? Over in New England piling up as I type. If it weren't for the potential of power outages, I'd be jealous.

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  39. Thanks for co-hosting this month. Hope you're getting lots of writing done this winter. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  40. That does sound super cozy! With me, writing happens when it happens. Since I homeschool my kids and we are always home, I have to fight for my time. haha!

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  41. Thanks for co-hosting! I make it an effort to up my productivity after April during the summer months because usually that's the time it dips. But the night time is when I'm most productive. I'm a writing owl.

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