The last couple of days have been quite sunny and very inspiring here in New York.
I never thought that the weather outside affected me much as a writer, since I tend to write round the clock — at night, during thunderstorms, on sunny days, cloudy days. In fact, sunny days usually make me want to abandon my writing and run outside, but during these last two days I’ve been feeling particularly energized, and I’m wondering why. Certainly, the warmer temperatures and clear blue skies could be the answer. I also managed to squeeze in a nice 2-mile walk last night while my youngest son was at track, so perhaps the exercise too — which has been sorely lacking these cold, snowy winter months — has something to do with it.
In any case, the timing couldn’t be better. I’ll need all the help I can get as I scramble to finish the first draft of In the Red by the end of June. If Mother Nature wants to lend a hand, I’ll be eternally — or is it vernally? — grateful.