I love spring time, the sweet scent of flowers in bloom, their color splashed across the fields, the blue sky, the bright yellow sun, the guilt. Wait, the what? Yep, you heard me right, the guilt. We writers may deny it but come spring time we all feel it. The weather is perfect, the trees are budding, and the flowers are practically begging to be picked, but we feel guilty if we don't stay inside and write.
Well cast that guilt aside fellow writers. You've been cooped up inside all fall and winter and may or may not have been writing for months. Either way, don't let guilt lock you away from all that beauty and sunshine. Experiencing life is part of what makes our writing worth reading. Without taking time to get our hands in the dirt, plant something, till something, or just go for a walk on a nice day, our writing will be lacking. If your word count ends up being zero for a day or two don't sweat it as long as you got out and experienced something that will enrich your writing.
Writing is all about engaging the reader and what better way to do that then by using the senses. During spring time our senses are hightened, take advantage of that. Get out and smell the flowers, feel the breeze or sunshine, see the sights, taste the berries, and hear the birds. If the guilt is too much then take a notebook, jot down what your senses pick up, make a writing excercise out of it. You might surprise yourself and end up writing something spectacular.