Happy Spring! I don’t know about your part of the world, but it has been a slow start to spring this year for me. As it snowed on Saturday, I am glad to see the temperatures rise above freezing, even if that means the start of the rainy season, or as I like to call it, mud season. Which brings me to my point of the week, season/weather affected inspiration. Now me, I am quite uninspired in the winter. The cold, the ice, the snow, are not conducive to a good writing environment for me. It is a true struggle to write something worthwhile. Now with the start of the warmer air and sun shiny days, I get giddy with inspiration. But wait, you say, there is so much more work and things to do when the weather is nice, how can anyone find time to write. Well, yes, that is true….
…want some good, honest, true to me, advice? Okay, here it is: If you want to write, and be a writer, there is no “but” to it. You do it. You find the time. You stay up late or you get up early, you use your lunch hour, and you sit in the stands at baseball practice for your children with a notebook and pencil scrawling away. Being a writer is like everything else in the world. It’s work. If you want to succeed, you have to work at it. You have to put in the time and the effort otherwise, you will always be sitting on the sidelines, whining about what you WANT to do and never crowing about what you HAVE already accomplished. I have my periods of crap just like everyone else (December), but I refuse to it hold me back for long.
Ummm, so that’s my advice column for the year…..send you letters to Dear Courtney…..LOL!
Have a great week.