Do the seasons in your story line up with the one we're in? I tend to do this without even really thinking about it. My novel is a cold-weather story, which usually makes this time of year more productive for me when it comes to that project. What season are you in right now in your story? Is it easier to write about a season or the weather when we're in the middle of it? How do the seasons affect your writing? I think there's just something about being cold and hungry that really makes me push myself.