Watching the Weather Channel
Betty and I must be on the same wavelength. Before I read her blog, I had all ready written my weather blog. Weather and the climate can sure wreck havoc on our routine. We’ve had some very nasty things happening out there.
It’s pretty amazing when you think about it … weather has had it’s own channel since 1982. The words used to describe the daily forecast can be very powerful: severe, scorching, balmy. Each one of those adjectives can evoke a strong mental image of what the day will be like.
For me, flipping to the weather channel always fills that empty gap when I can’t find another thing to watch on any of my 400 channels. It not only relaxes me, but makes me feel better when I’m having one of those woo is me days. You know those days when your credit card breaks in half at the sale of the century. I go home and tune in to the weather channel and . . . right in front of my eyes, on my TV screen, the roof gets blown off of someone’s house. I’m glad it’s not me. Life could be worse.
Weather often sets my mood. Which kind of weather does my muse prefer? I live in South Florida where the sun shines most of the time. I can’t deny that deep blue skies and a patio bathed in sunshine can be very inspiring. Weather like that helps me give life to my characters.
On the other hand – overcast wet days often provide the break I need from obligations. I can sit at my computer and type away (providing a lightening storm doesn’t knock out the electricity).
When do you do your best writing?
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