Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tropical Storm Hermine

I haven't been writing like I should. The summer doldrums hit hard in August and I just couldn't seem to get excited or energized to come up with new ideas that were worth pursuing. Until today.

Tropical Storm Hermine blew through bringing heavy rains and wind gusts that tossed the trees around leaving debris in its wake. While the winds blew and the rain lashed against the windows, my writer's mind began to work over time. I came up with a couple of really good and spooky "dark and stormy night" ideas for stories.


It feels good to get excited about writing again. Tomorrow, while I drag all the fallen branches and debris to a pile, maybe I'll even get a couple of really good "after the storm ends" ideas, too.

14 comments:

  1. Glad the wind blew in some good ideas!

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  2. I love spooky stories. You just needed a good gust of wind to push you back into idea-mode. :) Go for it!

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  3. It has always amazed as to what gets my writers mind joggin'. I am not a story a day type gal and I sometimes struggle with the next scene or coming up with a plot but I love these moments when something just connects and the words start to write themselves. I'm so excited for you! Except for the picking up of debris. Also glad your safe!

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  4. Glad that it was just a tropical storm. But I loves me spookiness so I hope that you got some good ideas.

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  5. I'm pleased that you are excited again about writing. It's great when the writing genie appears, even if it is from behind a storm cloud.

    Glad that you are safe. Hope the ideas keep flowing like the wind. Best wishes.

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  6. I see on the news how you guys are trying to dry out. Good thing Hermine purred instead of roared. Sounds like you got some great Halloween reads out of it. The next one is Igor. Luckily, he staying in the Atlantic.

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  7. There's definitely something about dark and spooky weather that gets the brain working! Have fun with your new ideas!

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  8. Oooh, what perfect writing weather! Love it. Hopefully you're all safe and sound after the storm. Isn't it amazing how ideas pounce when we least expect them? I'm glad you got your groove back.

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  9. The rain is hitting us hard even here in Texas, everything has been flooding out in the hill country where I live! Just like Laura said, have fun with your new ideas! God bless!

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  10. I love writing on stormy, rainy days too. And, I too didn't get much writing or revising done in August. (BUSY!)
    I'm looking forward to autumnal weather in a BIG way.

    We haven't had rain in over 3 weeks. Hot, humid, and no rain. Blech.

    Send that storm my way. Please! :)

    May your writing mojo keep on flowing!
    Love,
    Lola

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  11. I'm so happy you posted that you haven't been writing either. It makes me feel like part of a club. A get-your-butt-back-into-routine club.

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  12. Who knew that those pesky storms could bring ideas? Happy to hear you were inspired!

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  13. Glad only branches were broken! I LOVE spooky stories, too, and a book seller blogger says young adult readers are BEGGING for them! I need some spooky ideas. Guess I should head for hurrican country versus earthquake country. At least, you can pretty much count on a hurricane making a yearly appearance.

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  14. Weather can be quite a creative influence! While I hate to see summer end, I take comfort knowing I am usually a much more productive, and imaginative, writer during the cold months!

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