a5415179-e037-4d8e-a025-aa537938e54a.c10It’s a beautiful day in Raleigh, or perhaps I should say morning. I’ve been waiting all winter for the weather to break and an opportunity to sit on my porch and take in the beauty of my surroundings.

I shut down in the winter. It’s hard for me to focus and create. I’m like a tree that loses it’s leaves and suddenly awakens with the warmth of the sun and the promise of more to come. Not sure that’s a good thing, since winter is three months of the year, and this year it seemed to never end.

I feel refreshed, renewed, ready to jump back in and get that novel hibernating in my computer out and about. It’s amazing what a beautiful day can do.

I’ve kept up with my blog, because it’s a commitment that I feel honor bound to do, but I have really slacked off on my writing. I have two excellent books in queue waiting for my attention, I just haven’t felt motivated.

The winter season wasn’t a total loss. I did read a lot, although I could have probably read more.

Are you affected by the seasons, the weather, circumstances that surround you? What do you do to motivate yourself? I would love to hear your suggestions.

-Jan R


6 thoughts on “Motivation?

  1. YES. I’m just less productive all around when the days are gray. I find that music helps, and writing early or late when it’d be dark anyway 🙂 Here’s hoping you have a productive summer!!!

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  2. Weather greatly affects my mood and my writing. Gray, somber days lead to the same kind of writing. Now that the sun is finally shining in St. Louis, I find myself energized and my writing much more happy and sexy. I seem to get more motivated on gray days when I sit at my new writing desk in the loft. I just recently created a writing room just for me, and it makes me feel like a professional!
    Beth Amanda

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