All over the U.S. we are going through unusually high or unusually low temperatures. On the news there are stories about flooding, dangerous storms, drought, fires, and almost anything that can be imagined. All of these things usually feed the creative genius of writers. I say usually because during the conversation with other writers here the weather is affecting our writing in an adverse way.
As the drought takes hold and each day drags on with no relief in sight, it is becoming more and more depressing. We all seem to be in the same pattern. Instead of writing we are escaping into our jobs, TV, movies, and books. We've come to the conclusion it just takes too much energy to think. Even my cat doesn't want to go outside--it's just no fun anymore.
Luckily, I still find a little time to devote to writing each day, but it's not measured in hours. Short bursts of writing activity early in the morning is working for me.
How is the weather in your area? Are you finding that it is affecting your writing output?
Speaking of weather, Angela Ackerman's and Becca Puglisi's blog The Bookshelf Muse has a wonderful series on weather. They nailed drought!