Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's Raining..It's Pouring...Creativity is Soaring

Most people when they wake up to a dreary, rainy day, they feel like crawling back into bed. It's the opposite for me.

We had a thunderstorm yesterday while I was at work, and all I kept doing was looking out the window and thinking how much I wanted to write. I had all these great ideas and expanding plot lines, but of course I couldn't act on them because... well... I was supposed to be working.

When I got home - it was bright and sunny, but I was no longer feeling that burning urge to write.

I find it's always that way with me - I write best on rainy days. I'll write on other days too, but it's the rainy days that really allow my creative mojo to soar. There's just something about the sound of the rain that relaxes my brain and allows me to just let go. I tend to get a lot done on those days.

Today is a rainy one too, and it's supposed to last all day - so let's see how much I achieve.

Do you have any specific kind of weather that inspires you to write? If not, do you have a specific day or time of day?

18 comments:

Creepy Query Girl said...

YES! I love to write on a rainy day- no matter the hour. It just needs to be quiet, with a slight breeze and if there's that electrical charge in the air that comes before a full out storm- It feeds the fire! Great post!

Melissa said...

I think rainy days just scream to be written on. The rain serves as a soothing noise. I like writing on rainy days. But honestly, my biggest stipulation about accomplishing anything isnt so much about the rainy days as it is about the TIME of day. I am unproductive and lame during the day. I procrastinate like crazy. But somehow...somehow when night falls I become super productive and efficient. This is why, sometimes, it is very good I have insomnia...otherwise I'd never accomplish anything.

WritingNut said...

Creepy - You're right, that is the perfect setting!

Melissa - I knowww... I used to be the same way. I got nothing done until the night time. Maybe because it's quieter and no distractions? And I love to procrastinate too :(.

Aubrie said...

Oh yes, it's so nice to snuggle down in a blanket or pj's with a steaming cup of coffee or tea and write on those rainy days!

WritingNut said...

Aubrie - I know - it's absolutely perfect :)

Amanda Sablan said...

I'm with most writers in that I write best late at night. It's quiet and I can be left undisturbed.

WritingNut said...

Amanda - Agreed - just too many distractions during the day.

Jennie Allen said...

Not sunny fun summer days! Having a hard day getting inspired so I am perusing blogs! I wish it were raining in Texas! :)

Talei said...

Oh I love thunderstorms and the rain! Can totally understand wanting to write when supposed to be working. I do that often too. Happy writing! ;)

Jemi Fraser said...

I love a good thunderstorm!

I've never noticed if I'm more productive during certain kinds of weather - I'll have to pay attention to it from now on! :)

Lydia Kang said...

I write well on cold, blustery days in the winter. The summer makes me more antsy. But a summer storm would do just fine!

WritingNut said...

Jennie - Sometimes perusing the blogs can be inspiring too, but I know what you mean :)

Talei - I'm so glad I'm not the only one. Thanks and same to you :)

Jemi - I can't honestly remember when I realized it myself, but it's been a bit of a double edged sword.

Lydia - You know what? A good snowstorm does one of two things for me: 1. Either I get really inspired or 2. I get really depressed (and that's just mostly due to the shoveling) :D

Jaydee Morgan said...

I'm the exact opposite of you. I tend to write best when the sun is shining brightly. Thunderstorms scare the heck out of me so the last thing on my mind is writing.

WritingNut said...

Jaydee - That's a good thing! Depending on where you're living, there tends to be a lot more sunny days :)

Kelly Dexter said...

Rainy days are super inspirational, perfect for writing! As for time of day, I usually write best from the evening late into the night, and save the daylight hours for editing.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I love slightly breezy days...Not to hot, not too cold...just right for sitting on the deck with a pad and pen (and the computer to check my email/blog/fb when I get to a lull in my story.

Vatche said...

Interesting how you write and get inspired by the rain. Maybe you should get a garden hose, attach it to your roof, and look out the window to see that it's raining. Sure, your neighbors will think you're partially crazy, but what will they say when you finally hit the top-seller's list?!

As for me, I enjoy writing at night. Maybe it's because I'm half asleep, half awake? I don't really know. I just know that I'm NOT a morning person.

Write on!

WritingNut said...

Kelly - I agree! :)

Sharon - That sounds amazing. Breezy days would be perfect too :)

Vatche - Hahah, interesting idea. That might make for a pretty high water bill though ;) Sigh, lengths we would go to to be inspired. :D And I wish... I wish.