Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November #IWSG: The best part of being a writer...

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This month's question: "What's your favorite aspect of being a writer?"

Besides hoarding ideas, spying on people, and eavesdropping, I would have to say my favorite aspect of being a writer is writing. Duh. And with the second day of NaNo underway, it's the perfect time to get going.
My daily inspiration

Each year I begin crafting new stories in October. (Yes, I cheat and start early.) The season sets the tone and offers inspiration for cranking out a ton of words on these colorful, cool days. Scratch that. It's been in the 80s every single day for the past month. Boo! But even hot weather in the middle of fall can't stop me. Nothing can stop me--except for my screen dying on my laptop last week. My fingers were on fire. (Almost 20k on my new WIP.) So, I've been writing "old school" or long-hand for the past week and loving it. Besides writing, I also enjoy editing and the fabulous writing community.




Which is your favorite writing season? Do you have a favorite writing spot that inspires you?

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  1. My favourite writing season is definitely summer, for an odd and very specific reason. I write on the bus, with my laptop on my lap, and during the winter I always have extra bags and coats, and during the spring/fall there's usually an umbrella. So the summer is the least encumbered and thus least annoying time to write. :-)

    IWSG November

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    1. I think we all have our inner clock that tells us it's time to write!

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  2. Keep writing!
    And yes, it's been way too warm for fall. We may not even get one this year.

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    1. I will keep pushing despite the obstacles. Do kids count as obstacles? :)

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  3. Autumn and winter are my favorite writing seasons. I just seem to get a lot more done.

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    1. Same here. Time to hibernate with the laptop, er, notepad, and a vat of coffee.

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  4. I better be careful, Jennifer, I can't have you spying and eavesdropping on me ;)

    My favourite writing season is summer, I can write loads then.

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    1. I enjoy spying/eavesdropping on parent/teen conversations and, of course, teen/teen convos. There is soooo much to gain from these bizarre and hilarious interactions.

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  5. Yay! Let those fingers fly! I can't do NaNo, but I do like writing a little every day, or editing a little every day. I go through phases with no set season. *shrugs* In a state where it's summer 3/4 of the year, I guess that works, eh?

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    1. Every day is good too! I love Florida, but without the fall season, I might get depressed.

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    2. Nah. You'd be too busy hitting the beach, the theme parks, or swimming in your own pool year round. ;)

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  6. haha I never thought about spying on people and eavesdropping, but yep, I tend to do that too. All sneaky like.

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  7. No worries about "cheating" and getting started early. I essentialy do the same for A-Z in April. I hate to admit it, but I do a bit of eavesdropping too. Sitting in a coffee shop or the airport is the perfect opportunity for this. It's not like I'm nosey, I'm just looking for inspiration, and boy oh boy does it hit at times.

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    1. It's a good thing I did start early! I wasn't counting on my laptop breaking. Ugh. I love to spy on people at my kids' football games or school functions. Perfect for my middle-grade adventures.

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  8. Right On! Writing is one old my best parts too. I am in NaNo also. Hope to see you around.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat

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    1. Yes, to a fellow NaNo-er! I will have to get cracking on my new laptop this week.

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  9. The fall, especially October, is my absolute best time for writing. The chill in the air, the spookiness of the season. Everything about it is perfect for writing. Unfortunately I didn't get around to doing much writing in October this year. Such a shame. Glad to hear you were productive.

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    1. I couldn't agree more. I think my childhood has something to do with gaining much inspiration in the fall!

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  10. Hi, Jennifer, nice to meet you. I love to write in the winter when I'm housebound. Since I write like a snail I haven't entered NaNo, But I'm wishing you much luck!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you get lots of words this winter.

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  11. Sorry about computer troubles. Longhand seems to work for a lot of writers.

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    1. It's definitely something I need to do more often!

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  12. I love writing "old school" too. Especially when it's cold.

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    1. I love opening the back door and listening to the rain while writing.

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  13. I don't think pre-planning is cheating at all - it's smart. I hope your screen gets fixed and that the weather cools off. It has here and the cool weather makes a big difference to how much work I can do. Good luck with NaNo!!

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    1. Yeah, I'm smart! I'm much more productive in the cooler months.

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  14. Once I'm in zone, I think I can write anywhere, as long as my back is happy. I've had my share of computer problems, so I sympathize. Thanks for visiting my blog. #38 on the list.

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    1. I get in the zone too. It's oddly calming, yet disturbing when I forget the kids. Was I suppose to pick him up from school? :0

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  15. Pretty fall pics. I also enjoy the eavesdropping part of being a writer! Good luck with NaNo!
    IWSG co-host Mary at Play off the Page

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    1. Thanks! I eavesdropped last night on so many conversations. People are rather loud at football games.

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  16. I do particularly like autumn and winter for writing because it's dark outside when I'm working on my WIP. I find that quite calming and inspiring!

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    1. I think there is a lot of us out there that write in the cooler months.

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  17. I always write better in the fall and winter. Spring and summer are for the beach (of course, I go there in the fall and winter too but I digress...). I try to write in different places to get different perspectives. Plus it's fun to eavesdrop on the people in coffee shops!

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    1. I just pretend I'm watching the game or listening to my kids, but secretly I'm recording so much in my head for later.

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  18. Sounds like you are REALLY enjoying your NaNo and fall WRITING season... YAY, YOU~ I wish it would rub off on me. In a bit of a slump lately after my intense month of illustration. Hopefully inspiration will hit me soon.

    Have a great weekend, Jen, and continue WRITING!!!!!

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    1. I always seem to get more done after taking a break. Hopefully you will too!

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  19. To what do you attribute your success with over 20K words for NaNoWriMo? Do you outline? What keeps the creative juices flowing? I'm a bit stuck at the 100-page mark with my story, so I'm behind with NaNoWriMo. So glad I found you through the IWSG. www.dianeweidenbenner.com

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