I was going to write about output today, but then it turned into the most perfect spring day imaginable so I jettisoned all my plans in favor of the great outdoors. On my long afternoon walk, I hashed out a ton of plot points and world building. I’m taking another stab at Some Flew North, tearing down (almost) all the walls and building it up even better and stronger. My goal is to start writing by the beginning of summer. I’m using the next month and a half to outline the book, which involves creating and then trying to solve a whole bunch of issues. Oh, fantasy novels, you are so fun and so frustrating to write.
Anyway, being outdoors has always boosted my writing. I take walks when I’m stuck or need to reflect on my work. I write outdoors (or close to it) whenever I can, usually on my screen porch. There’s something about the ambient noise of birds, wind chimes and the thud of the neighbors’ car doors that provides enough distraction so I can focus on writing.
Enjoy some pictures of blooming things!