Rain Clouds, Writing, and Wine

It’s not been a productive week so far.  I think I’ve finally figured out why.  It’s the weather.  It’s definitely the weather.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  Yep, totally the weather.  How long until summer?  Less rain, more this:


I don’t think I’ve seen the sun more than twice in the last two weeks.  All of this cloudiness and gloominess makes me tired.  It gets kind of hard to focus on crafting the perfect scene or creating a well-rounded character when it looks like nighttime at 2:00 p.m. consistently for two weeks straight.  But it’s not all bad.  Hearing the rain on the roof at night is actually pretty relaxing.  So, at least I’m not anxious about not writing anything good for the last two weeks.

It’s also the perfect excuse to drink red wine (see: last week’s wine post).  No pictures this week, because we’re just finishing a bottle I opened yesterday to use in a pot roast (I’d say wine is my secret to a good roast, but the truth is, wine is my secret in a lot of recipes).  Dark Horse is a fun wine – a typical California Cabernet Sauvignon that’s fruity, peppery, full-bodied, and smooth.  It’s not too complex, but it is perfect for a cool, rainy night like tonight.  It’s also killer in an au jus over leftover roast beef and mashed potatoes.

And hey, maybe after a couple of glasses, I’ll come up with some good stuff and write it down.


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