Candice: I’ve probably mentioned this before but I really don’t like the dark days we have in the UK. I get slightly obsessed this time of year with when it is going to be light in the morning and evening. It’s even stranger as it seems to get lighter in the evening before it gets that way in the morning.
Why don’t I like it? Well I struggle to get up as it feels like I’m getting up in the middle of the night. This doesn’t help when I have someone who bounces in to my room all bright and breezy in the morning.
Days like today help when the sky is blue and the sun is shining, dark, cloudy days just make it feel like the sun has never come up. I’m currently sat in our dining room soaking in as much sun as I can to get my Vitamin D levels up!
I have a long-term plan to build a sun room on to our house so that I can get as much sun as possible inside, with heating. And when I retire I plan to take a sunshine holiday in January every year.
So how does this help or hinder the writing? Well having a project helps me to get motivated in January. I’m in the middle of stripping the wallpaper off our spare room to redecorate it into a much better office. Its been the general dumping ground since we moved in. We have new furniture, with fresh paint and a tidy then it will be a room I’ll feel like going in to, and therefore one I want to write in. Well, that’s the plan anyway. I find mess terribly distracting so anything that can stop the distraction.
Is it time to freshen up your writing space and find your new motivation?