After writing over 5000 words yesterday, I’m nearing the end of my latest SEAL story, Mutiny’s Bounty. I need to work like an automaton to get through my huge list of January projects. I think I worked well yesterday because the sun was out and the sky was a perfectly clear and bright blue. I felt happy and the writing showed it. Today, it’s raining and cold—as dreary a forecast as you can imagine. And I’m tired. Does weather affect you? I used to like rainy days. I loved any excuse to snuggle in a blanket and put my feet up to read a book or watch a movie. I’m ready for pool weather now!
Maybe I’m tired as well because I have so much more on plate than just books. I have a house to sell that has to be repaired and refurbished, and yes, I’m not doing any of the physical work, but I do have to run around to meet realtors, get utilities turned back on, etc. I really hate going out and about. Does that make me a shut-in? Have I become that weird writer-hermit person? I don’t like dressing up or putting on makeup or shoes. And I’m perfectly happy letting my hair frizz because blow-drying and straightening is too much work. Whoa. I am that person!
Maybe it’s just the weather. I used to think winter was my favorite season, but no more. What about you? If you didn’t have to go outside to work or carry the kids to their destinations, would you be that weird shut-in person?
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