Saturday, September 12, 2015

My Favorite Motivations

Today it was rainy, and that gave me the urge to read or write.  I had just finished my book though, and I didn't really want to read something else at the moment, so I decided to write some blog posts, which ladies and gentlemen, is why this blog post is here today.  I started to think about why things like rain make me want to curl up in a ball and read my favorite novel, or write for hours on end.  I still haven't figured out why, but I have thought of some other things that make me scripturient and I thought I might share them with you.  

1. Rainy days.

I find rain to be the perfect chance to sit and read by a window like I'm in a movie.

A cup of tea, a good book, and a cozy corner filled with pillows and blankets makes soul quite happy. 22 Things Anyone Who Loves the Rain Will Understand

Because I totally have an awesome window nook.  And a cool dress like that.  Actually I look more like a burrito of sweatshirts and fuzzy socks under a blanket somewhere.

The other thing rain might make me want to do is clean my room completely then work on character development until my floor is covered with paper.  So it's either curl up in a ball or go into work overdrive.  Not really sure how that works.  

2.  Blanket tents.  

I kid you not, if I end up making a big blanket tent there will be a huge stack of books and a book light in there, as well as snacks and possibly all the pillows in the house.  I don't often get to make blanket tents though, which is sad because I make blanket tents 

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3. Instrumental music.

Especially epic background music, because I can match it up to certain scenes in the book I'm reading at the time.  However, this is often a bad thing for me because I listen to instrumental music when I do school so I have sudden urges to write in the middle of schoolwork.  

4. Watching shows that require deep thought.

Anytime I watch a show that dives into the mind of the villain or monster, or just makes me think really hard about what's going on, it really creeps me out and I love it.  It makes me want to experiment with writing from the point of view of the villain, and that's always fun.  Except sometimes I get a little bit too happy about being evil...  

5. Hammocks.

If you put me in a hammock, I will either be sleeping or reading within a few minutes.  It's crazy; I think they're magic.  

6. Power outages.

This may be due to the fact that I can't watch TV or get on pinterest, but it's at least some form of motivation to read or write.  But these are always the times when my sister wants to do something with me because she can't get on the internet.  So my reading is constantly disturbed and my reaction tends to be 

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Until I convince her to let me pick a book for her, but then she is just as much of a book nerd as me, and we all happily read till the lights come back on.  And for a few hours after that. 

And now I take my leave to curl up in a ball and read under a blanket on this rainy day :) 

What are some of your motivations for reading and writing?  And favorite spots to do so?   

~ Alison


    Seriously. It motivates me and I love it so much that I'll turn on fake rain ( and just hide myself in my room and sit and write with it. So inspiring and cozy. <3

    1. That's awesome! I'll have to keep that website for future use.

  2. Ooh, I love all of these except power outages. The power the last few times has tended to go out super early in the morning or super late at night and so I usually just go back to sleep. Otherwise, these seem like such lovely places to do reading and writing. :) I love to read on snowy days, myself!

    1. I would probably do the same thing when it snowed, but we only get snow once every couple of years here, so I enjoy it while I can.

  3. YES. Dreary days always make me want to drop everything and read or relax for hours on end. :D

    I love shows that require deep thought too! I like thinking (though that often leads to overthinking, but oh well, can't have it all) and seeing things from the POV of a villain or antagonist is always fascinating.