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: Be it long stretches of hot or cold weather, sometimes it’s hard to keep your writing mojo on track. What do you do to keep your writing on track?
Lee Laughlin: I am not built for the heat and humidity. I live in the Northeast for a reason! Typically we only have a handful of miserable hazy, hot and humid days and I am a planner by nature, so, I follow the forecast and plan my week accordingly. If I know it’s going to be miserable, I make plans to be someplace where I can stay cool, be it a waterpark with the kids or an air conditioned library. I love winter and I love snow, to me it’s an excuse to stay locked away in my writing cocoon!
Lisa J. Jackson: Like Lee, I’m not very productive when dealing with high levels of humidity. I need cool and comfortable to keep my brain from feeling like mush. And iced coffee. So a cafe is a great place for me to keep my writing muse inspired and active during the hot and humid summer days.
Jamie Wallace: I see a trend developing here … I also abhor hot and humid weather. For this reason (although I feel guilty about the environmental impact), I do run my central air as soon as the temps and dew point reach a certain point. As a full-time freelancer working from home, comfort is critical. If I’m feeling sweaty or sticky, my concentration goes right out the window. In the winter, cold is less of an issue. As a born New Englander, I can handle pretty chilly temps, and I’m also not above donning a pair of fingerless gloves. I also warm myself from the inside out with endless mugs of tea. 🙂