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does spring inspire writing?

IWSG monthly blog post.

Does spring inspire writing?

Well, yes it does and it doesn’t.  Here in Finland the winters can be pretty dark and if you live on the coast, where the sea warms the climate, there may be many months without snow that would reflect light into the darkness.  It can make you do nothing but hide under a blanket on the couch and do nothing productive.

When the spring comes and the mornings and evenings are light again, I at least have more energy. Not being so tired after work means writing is easier. I feel a bit like when school started when I was a child. I liked school, and I liked the feeling of a new beginning. New exciting things to do and learn. 

But then again – every beautiful spring day makes me feel I should not sit indoors but go an enjoy every minute of sunshine.

And this is what I do, too. Those first days and weeks of spring make me feel like I have awaken from sleep.  Mind feels lighter, and walking outdoors is wonderful. I try to catch ever sign of the approaching summer– the flowers, the birds, the leaves in bushes and trees. It feels like the spring is slow in coming, but then, suddenly, it is summer. That is why I want to be outdoors a lot - I don't want to miss spring.

But as I have my “system” of writing I have time for my walks. My target is 1000 words per day but I usually write 1200 words. And so, if I want to have a day off writing, I’m usually ahead of my writing schedule and can do that without having  a bad conscience about it.  (Even as I write I am one week ahead of my schedule).

Some people are very tired when spring comes, but thankfully I am not one of them (and hopefully never will be).

How about you? Are you a writer? How does spring affect your energy level?

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