One thing I have learned through the terrible weather of the past year, the mail doesn't get delivered during floods or ice storms. Not that I blame anyone. Roads were impassable and too dangerous for anyone to be traveling.
But after our last natural disaster, the flood, we've been enjoying some lovely fall weather. It's been tough to sit down at the old writing desk and get to work when I want to be outside and soak in the sunshine. I do love the outdoors but for the sake of my writing, I'm almost looking forward to the gloom of winter.
I don't mind spending hours at the keyboard when it's cold out and the wind is howling around the corners of our country home. Give me a hot cappuccino and a fire on the hearth and my creative side gets rolling too. December, January and Febuary are my most productive months. I usually start a new book around the first of the year. This year I'll be finishing the one I started last year. My new work has been side-tracked by my venture into self-publishing. Now that I've navigated the ropes once, I hope to get my next three books in The Futhark Chronicles up and available with fewer headaches and many fewer hours.
The need to rake leaves, bring some wood in for the winter and do late season weeding are going to distract me for a few more weeks, but then the season of writing will move in with a frigid howl.
When is your best season for writing? What seasonal chores distract you at this time of year?