Does the time of year change your writing habits?
I suffer from SADD, meaning I need sun to feel well. Although I do better now than I used to, it still affects me. I don't feel like doing a lot during the long, cold months of winter. The worst is January/February. After the holidays are over, and the drearty days of late winter seem to drag on forever, I struggle to get up, to do anything. My mood is worse than bad. I'm depressed, terribly.
Although these months must seem perfect for writing, for me they are not. It's difficult to concentrate, to be motivated. The early evenings should be filled with words, with plotting. But for me, I'd rather watch TV or just sloth around the house. My best time for writing is the long days of summer, in the late nights after DH goes to bed. I open the front door, and sip a Pepsi while my fingers fly over the keyboard.
A few posts back, on Laurie's "Avatar post" I said that slogging through was separated the doers from the wannabees. So I push through. I don't always get a lot done, but usually I find the stamina to write at least a few pages a week. Sometimes those half finished mss from summer are a perfect solution. That's the case right now. I've been pushing through on an old ms that I'm updating and changing around.
I'm curious, what's your best season for writing?