Thursday, February 22, 2007

Rain, rain, rain

Well, it's about time. We've had freezing temperatures like we rarely see. Then a taste of spring came to tease us. Finally, the rain has come. Rain we can certainly use at this point in the season. I don't mind it, other than people driving like maniacs despite the slick roads. I just grab a cup of cocoa and snuggle up with a good book or my laptop for a session of writing. I'd rather avoid the roads with so many people either driving like they have to win the Indy 500 or so slow you wonder if you'll make it the last mile before your bladder bursts.

Alas, for me, I wish it was fog. Strange comment. Well, yes, but it would set the mood for me to write on my present WIP. The setting is almost gothic, but set in modern times. Yes, I like to live on the edge. LOL

So, a quick question for all of you: Do you ever find a certain type of weather is more conducive to your writing depending on the story? For instance, does sunshine do more for you if you are writing lighthearted material or stormy weather for something that is heavier? Or does the weather matter at all?

And for readers, do you find that the weather influences what you read or how much?



Ansley Vaughan said...

Interesting question, Kit. I think stormy, rainy weather is best for writing, because you don't feel so guilty about not being outside, doing the garden, walking the dogs.

Although I must say I do sometimes find the sun inspirational...

Kit Wylde said...

Yeah, I am the same. When it is sunny and warm, I _want_ to be outside. I find it hard to stay inside in weather like that. LOL


WCP/FB said...

Personally, I don't care. LOL