Thursday 7 January 2016

Cold Weather is Not Good For Writing

Each morning this week the same thing has happened:

1) My Alarm goes off
2) I peek out of my warm sleeping bag
3) Feel the sub-zero cold air on my face
4) Ponder writing in this cold temps.
5) Grumble/moan/whine
6) Turtle in
7) Snooze as I snuggle in my warm bag until I have to get up.

I know that I need to get up and get writing, for me as a writer, it is who I am. I also hate the cold and I have been spoiled with the balmy plus 20C temperatures in my house over the Christmas Break.

I will adjust and more than likely I will toddle back to the library this weekend to write. I find that writing at the library is good for more than just stealing power and heat. I find that while there, I get into an “office” mentality and focus on what I am there to do . . . write.

I know what you are thinking, just get a place to plug in over this winter, but I refuse to do that. I will stick it out this winter as I build up my savings towards that first goal of paying the truck off by this time next year. That would then put $541.91 back into my pocket each month and on a monthly cash flow basis, that is huge.

Next winter, say in October, I will look to find that place to park and plug in. This winter, I will tough it out and survive, as I always do. Yes I will adjust to what is happening to me and do what needs to be done.

I have decided that every long weekend this year I will go out to the campground as a break from the cold and what have you. In the warmer weather I will also enjoy the outdoors, but in winter, it is a break from the cold.

Next week, I hope to haul my carcass out of bed and write each morning next week, for now, I know that I will turtle in tomorrow morning . . . as I reeeeaaalllyy hate the cold.

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