Oct 12, 2012

Happy Autumn Writing Plan

If you haven't already, today is your last chance to enter my giveaway! It closes at midnight (MDT) tonight.  Details here.

Fall hit here yesterday.  The leaves on the trees thought it was before, but the temperature said differently.  But we got an amazing rain storm (though I was less than thrilled by the impromptu fireworks show at 2:00 am) and the forecast has our high in the 70's for the next 10 days.

It's my favorite writing time.  

The one downside, however, is that I'm habitually cold.  It's really quite ridiculous.  My husband calls me a reptile, which holds a decent amount of truth.  So today, some hints on how to not freeze while writing.

1.  Get a big sweatshirt.  It needs to be at least one size bigger than you normally wear because of comfort, pure and simple.

2. Invest in several pairs of fingerless gloves.  Etsy is a great place for these (male or female) because they are hand-made and have some substance to them.  I know people who just buy a cheap pair of gloves and cut the fingers off, but that still leaves all that fabric between fingers.  And it's important to have your hands feel as close to normal as possible when writing.  It really does make a difference.

3. Sit in the upright position.  This may seem silly, but, at least for me, if I'm in big comfy clothes and not sitting in a working position, I don't work.  I know some people can manipulate the recliner and laptop and stay productive, but this girl isn't one of them.  

Happy Fall!!!

Anything else you'd like to add as a necessity in writing when the weather gets cooler?


14 comments :

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Plugged your giveaway today!
My wife will spend the next six months freezing. Funny, I find sixty-five degrees in the house comfortable.

Joshua said...

When it's cold, it's the Time Lord hoodie, my Fourth Doctor scarf, and a fedora hat. Okay, so the only change from warm to cold weather is the hoodie.

J. A. Bennett said...

Great idea about the fingerless gloves, I need to get me some. I prefer fleece jackets to sweaters (I hate putting things over my head, I'm weird) but all of my fleece has lost the softness, so I need to invest there as well. I love writing this time of year. Happy fall!

prerna pickett said...

i love a good warm, oversized sweatshirt.

Emily R. King said...

Who needs a sweater when you have a ROBE! :D

Don't forget the cocoa.

Julie said...

I have popsicle toes! Happiness is a dog sprawled on my feet beneath my desk. :)

Loca4crafts said...

I am always cold. Slippers and hot beverages are a necessi for me.

S.P. Bowers said...

I always used to be cold. I would wrap up in a thick blanket and still be so cold I couldn't move my fingers to type. Fingerless gloves would have been great. But now my thermostat has changed and I don't get cold anymore.

Suzanne Furness said...

I suffer with terribly cold fingers and toes! So gloves and comfy slippers sound good to me! Oh yes and what about a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows? Yummy :)

Jeigh said...

My fingers and toes are always cold from October to June! I have some really nice slippers that I wear pretty much all the time (they have regular soles, so I can even wear them to the store--BONUS!). I've been considering some fingerless gloves for a while. I'll definitely have to check out Etsy.

The Golden Eagle said...

Autumn is my favorite writing season, too. :)

Though I like the cold, I absolutely agree with getting a sweatshirt! I love putting on oversize ones and curling up in them.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Hot coffee or tea. I have a little heater I set about two feet from my desk.

Jessie Humphries said...

Good thing I live in Vegas where it ain't so cold!

Nicole said...

Fall is definitely a great writing time. Nothing like snuggling up with a hot cup of tea to write a scene.