Thursday, October 11, 2012


As much as I love colorful leaves and perfect fall temps, when I'm deep in revision land, I prefer rainy days.

A wall of water obscuring my view. 

Dull. Muted. Gray.

A forced stillness.

 Permission to stay rooted to one spot.

cocoon of  privacy. Mystery. Silence. 

To burrow under blankets of words.

 A warm cup in my hand.

Secrets spilling over and carried away in a river of passages.

Calm. Cozy. Refuge. 




Stina Lindenblatt said...

I agree, except it's so gray that it makes me feel gray. Or it makes me feel like snuggling under the covers and read instead of edit. :)

But it is easier to write when it's not sunny out.

Christine Danek said...

Nothing like a raining day when writing or revising. I don't feel so bad when I stay in.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yes I know what you mean. I don't love winter but I love that there's no yard work and more time to write.

Matthew MacNish said...

I am! If I could just get the dog and the kids to leave me alone, that is.

Meredith said...

YES! I really love to write during thunderstorms. It always makes my writing more dramatic. :)

storyqueen said...

It is raining this morning (FINALLY) and all I want to do is finish up some writing, but I have to go to work instead. Alas.


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I'm looking out my window at clouds growing darker and happily awaiting promised rain.
"Secrets spilling over.."
Your rainy-day words are spell-binding. Thank you!

Kelly Polark said...

I don't mind rainy days if I can stay home and be productive. But I don't like them any other time! :)

Maddy said...

I don't mind the rain, if I can stay home. If I still have to haul myself to work through the crazy morning commute, then I'll pass ;o)

Christina Lee said...

Agree, Maddy!

Laura Marcella said...

I need sunshine when I write! Sunshine gives me energy and I'm much more productive when it's warm and light out. On gloomy rainy days, all I want to do is read!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

When it rains all I want to do is sleep. I don't get a darn thing done!

Lourie said...

I love the rain. I also love to make chocolate chip cookies when it rains!