Wednesday, December 2, 2020

#IWSG- Seasonal slow downs

 Welcome to another round of the Insecure Writer's Support Group!

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Each month a question is suggested for a blog idea. This month's was dealing with times of the year when someone is more productive in their writing.

I'm switching it up a bit-- I'm doing when  I am less productive.

I realized last year (probably before that, but didn't pay attention ;))-- that I don't do well in summer. Even this summer, where I was in my house all of the time, and working remotely, I did less than other times of the year.

I don't have kids beyond the furry kind, so it's not that. 

But, I do work for a college-- and unless you are one of those magical unicorns, a ten-month employee, summer is very busy. We're wrapping up the prior year, setting up the next, and dealing with the summer students. 

When I sat back and looked at it, I realized that even though I would work the same amount of hours--that intensity just wiped me out.  

The problem is, I don't always look at things like that--but I need to. Knowing when and how you write best and what things can shut you down, is essential for a writer.

So, I guess my best times to write are the other nine months of the year ;). And I'm going to start paying more attention to my writing time!

When are your best times? (or worse ;)).

Happy IWSG Day!




12 comments:

  1. I tend to write more during winter, but it varies a lot.

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  2. I don't think I really have a time of year where I write more or less. It all depends on what is going on in my life if I'm productive or not.

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    1. That really is true--my slow down in summer is more related to what's going on, than anything else. Thanks for coming by!

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  3. I'm reading that a lot of IWSG members find summer a lower-productivity time. Interesting.

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    1. OOOOO! That is interesting! I wonder if it's something most writers face? Thanks for coming by :)

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  4. I tutor students in chemistry online, and when the pandemic hit, my sessions dropped to nearly zero, so I should have had a more productive spring and summer, but I didn't. A lack of organization on my part didn't allow me to use that extra time for writing as much as I should have. Now that students are returning for tutoring in even higher numbers than before, I wish I would have been more productive back then. Still I'm working on final edits of my urban fantasy, so I can't complain too much. Thank goodness I'm not depending upon being a productive author to keep my family fed.

    Enjoy the holidays!

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    1. It's hard to have things change so drastically, a lot of folks with free time did far less than they'd hoped. Good on ya for more students and for the final edits! Thanks for dropping by!

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  5. I get less done in summer, but it typically has to do with me being distracted by things outside. I love to be outside. And I don't find writing on the back porch terribly comfortable, so I get easily distracted when I try.

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  6. Winter is the worst tie for me. Gray skies put me in a funk.

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    1. I know a number of people who don't do well when it's gray.

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