patio  As a writer, I sometimes come up against a creativity wall.  I won’t call it writers’ block because I have so many ideas floating around in my head all the time that I know I’ll never have enough time to get them all on paper.  However, sometimes it is hard to concentrate and find a quiet place to get creative.

I follow Kristin Nador’s blog Kristen Nador Writes Anywhere  and decided to follow her advice this week about where to write to spark your creativity.  I am always up for suggestions for new and better ways to enjoy being a writer.

Since it is summer in Oklahoma and sometimes as hot as Death Valley, the best time to be outside is after the sun goes down.  Last evening after watering the flower garden, I took my laptop to the patio, turned on the “fiesta lights” (also known as rope lights that line the patio cover) and settled into my patio chair.  My husband could watch TV and I could write until my heart was content.  I wrote until way after dark.  The dog gave up on me and went inside.  I had the insect repellant and a drink on the table next to me and the creative juices flowed.

The hot weather helps me get in the mood for my latest novel “The Beach House” (soon to be renamed Secrets of Sandhill Island) that is set on an island in the Texas Gulf coast. There’s nothing like a summer evening to make you think romance, and since the novel is a romance suspense novel, my characters did a lot of living on the screen of my computer.  And a few bugs landed there too.

Thanks for the great idea Kristin!  Try it, you might find you like it.  Summer is a wastin’!

About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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  1. I hope you were outside writing last night as well….it was perfect outside! Great inspirational post. paula


  2. Yes and heading back out tonight!


  3. Lucie Smoker says:

    I’ll try it. The weather has been so perfect.


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