We are slowly getting two and three days in a row where at least part is lovely, a golden sun warming your back, a soft breeze keeping you cool...it draws anyone outside, and I really do feel the pull almost constantly.
This year I'm placed with an interesting challenge however, ensuring that I still have a good focus on my writing while playing in the garden and soaking in Vitamin D! I have already sacrificed (joyfully!) several hours by playing around outside when I should be inside writing, so I am indeed flustered with the idea of stripping down to writing again and maintaining focus.
The good news is I have a laptop, and a pen and paper. Yesterday I made plans to take it all outside and sit and write while being in the lovely weather (but unforseen circumstances prevented me.) Today its supposed to be cooler, so I doubt I'll make it out there, but I have definite plans for tomorrow.
Some tips for Outside Writing:
~Designate a Workspace (like you should inside) Make sure you have a comfortable seat, a little table or a desk if you feel its necessary, and plenty of light (if you are writing after dark). If you plan on sitting on the ground have a blanket to "Quarter off your section."
~Take a binder or spiral notebook. Don't take loose papers. The breeze may not be anything now, but even a few gusts can blow away important loose leaf paper.
~If you are focusing on word-count or things that require 100% focus, leave the dogs, the kids, etc. inside. If this isn't possible plan for some time to spend with them before you start focusing on the writing, and plan on taking several breaks to give them time with you as well.
~Wear Sunscreen - as fantastic as Vitamin D is, a burn equally as bad, not only will it be uncomfortable but potentially distracting.
~Stay hydrated, take a glass of your favorite drink with you.
~Log how you do. Some people will work fantastically outside - some people just should not, keep a general track of your word count and your works accomplished, perhaps you are one who needs to stay at a desk.
I hope you all have a good day and are able to write focused and naked outside! :)