FALL-ing for the Season

I don’t know about you guys, but as soon as the weather gets a little grey and cold, all I want to do is write about death and destruction of all things happy. I think part of me always wants to write about that, but I reign it in when it’s sunny out because I feel bad for being dark when it’s light. I don’t know what that says about me, but here we are, whatever.

I’ve been having trouble writing out of the cliche when it comes to the fall season. I don’t want to write about the falling leaves, or the color orange. I just wrote letters for Rachel and Carrie, and they both did a great job with writing about the outdoors in  a less than summer-y way. Do you guys have to be in a certain mood to write outside of the happy and sunny? (meaning all of you, not just Rachel and Carrie). I usually need a change of season scenery, and I’m getting there. I just need some subject matter that doesn’t seem mundane or used before… I don’t know, how do you all feel about seasonal writing? Do the seasons help you get into a mood, or does that not matter to you?

I’d love to capture the essence of weather in my upcoming writing. That will be my goal in the next few pieces that I write, I think. In the busy-ness of this semester, I keep forgetting to look out my window and appreciate the world for what it really is in that moment. I’m hoping to take some time and look in the next few days. Hopefully I’ll be able to do this in the comfort of my own bed this weekend.

One Reply to “FALL-ing for the Season”

  1. I like how you discuss how the weather can influence your mood, because I definitely feel like the weather influences my mood, too. As far as how I feel about fall, when the weather felt more like fall to me, I was looking at all the beautiful orange and red trees, and thinking about how I used to love fall as a kid, because fall meant school, and Halloween, and apple picking, and overall how great of a season fall is. Then l it happened to be warmer, a bit more like summer. And all I could think was how I wanted it to stay summer. And I was thinking, “Wow, fall is so awful. It’s cold, and Halloween is boring, and school is too much work, and I wish it were summer again.” So the fall weather really changed my perspective. So I completely understand your thoughts!

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