Since I was a little girl, I have been in love with rain.  I was an active child and adored being outside.  As such, you would automatically assume that I would hate rain.  Rain often keeps us from enjoying the outdoors.  Still, I look forward to those rainy days because I thoroughly enjoyed curling up in a chair or on the couch to read and listen to the raindrops falling outside.  As I grew older and became more interested in writing my own stories and poetry, I came to realize that rainy days are just as perfect for writing, as well.  The soothing rhythm of the raindrops falling on the roof and windows eases my mind and allows me to focus on my writing and my writing alone.

When the weather is dark and stormy people often assume that a writer will only produce creations of darkness, horror, suspense, and calamity.  I, on the other hand, have found that a good storm can produce a wide variety of writing.  Although stormy weather is a wonderful backdrop for writing darker pieces, rain and thunderstorms have inspired me to write quite a few upbeat creations and anything in between.

There isn’t much that I enjoy more than curling up with a book or a notebook when the weather makes it impossible to be outside.  I can easily spend an entire day reading and writing, and I find myself so happy and relaxed.  Rainy days are lazy days, and give me a wonderful excuse too slow down and enjoy the things I love.

Is there a type of weather that helps to put you in the mood for writing?  Do some types of weather inspire you to create certain kinds of writing?  Or are you just too busy and focused on your writing to notice what is going on outside your window?

  1. Rain definitely inspires me and is lovely weather to enjoy. Of course, all weather is nice, except scorching temps that make you breathe fire when you step outside.

  2. Jessica says:

    I LOVE the rain too. I used to love going for walks in the nice summer rain, but now with two kids, I can’t remember the last time I did that.

    Have fun with a-z.

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