How’s it going?
On my calendar, it says that today, March 20th, is the first day of Spring. Well, it actually reads “vernal equinox,” but I think Spring is much easier. Don’t you?
All that’s a stark contrast to what’s out in the yard. There’s brown grass, of course, but there’s also lots of piles of dirty snow left over from the multiple feet we shoveled the past months.
(The leftover junior drift by the fence would probably still be past my knee at its deepest part).
All in all, it’s a good sign things will brighten up soon–and maybe I can go outside without pants and a sweatshirt, eventually.
The seasons mimic the life of a writer, to an extent. Some of us have long cold spells, where we try a lot of different things that don’t seem to work right away.
Or summery streaks where we’re landing client after client, and coming up with great plots and cool characters like crazy.
The most important thing to remember is that the seasons never stop. So as writers, marketers, and in life, we shouldn’t stop either.
And dress appropriately for the literary “weather” in your life right now. I think that’s why one of the definitions of the word “weather” is “to bear up against and come safely through.”
If things in your life aren’t working the way you’d like, or even if things are super, there are issues that may need to be dealt with. Laboring through blocks and flops takes effort. So does figuring out how to sail through multiple deadlines for different projects and fit in time to write or revise other projects.
That’s why taking breaks and switching projects is a great tactic to keep moving forward.
Speaking of taking a break, I‘ll have to remember to hit pause on my schedule, and get outside to enjoy the nice weather we’re suddenly having.
Until next time,