Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.
QUESTION: Do you find that the full moon affects your creativity, focus, or some other aspect of your writing practice?
Jamie Wallace: I’m not all that big into astrology, but there are two celestial influences I definitely believe in: the full moon and Mercury retrograde. As far as the full moon is concerned, I do think that it tends to add a little, shall we say, element of devil-may-care attitude to my creative process. It’s not that I suffer from actual lunacy, but more that I feel like the energy of the full moon helps me see the bigger picture so that I can gain some perspective. For instance, if I’ve been obsessing over a particular project and letting my inner demons whittle away at my confidence, a full moon can help me get out of my head so I can move forward. A full moon is good like that.
Lisa J. Jackson: I haven’t noticed any difference between the phases of the moon and my creativity, but I also don’t follow the moon phases – other than noticing when it’s a clear night and the moonlight is like a spotlight in my window! I think it’d be bad to know I could be more creative on a full moon – then I might want to put aside that night for a writing frenzy every time it happened! And then blame the moon for lack of creativity at other times. 🙂