Good morning everyone!
I’m not a winter person.
I don’t like the short days. I don’t like the cold. I don’t like ice. I don’t like snow that has to be shoveled. I don’t like having to wear heavy winter coats and boots just to stay warm and upright.
But…it’s part of Nature’s cycle in this part of the world so I’ve resigned myself to it. Luckily, we only have a few months of winter followed by…Yay, Spring! At this time of year, I start the Spring count down. As the numbers of days till Spring gets smaller, the days get longer, the air warms and the snow…well, the snow tends to turn to rain. If it isn’t warm enough outside, the rain and snow mix into a nasty, dangerous icy combo that causes accidents and falls and downed lines and, sometimes even, roof damage.
Yeah, I definitely don’t like winter, lol.
So I trick myself into anticipating Sping, glorious Spring! I count down the days. I study the spring catalogues with all the newest plants. I plan my garden. My plans are always more grand than the actual project turns out but I live in a dreamer’s world. I believe in the right to dream.
Dreams are great things. Dreams help us visualize our plans (like my garden or my books). They can show us how we can get there. I’ve been known to use my dreams to come up with book plots and sometimes entire stories.
Some of those dreams turned into scenes in my novel, Heartstone (yep, the scarier scenes—I have a scary mind, lol, but the hero is to die for) and some went into
scenes in Altered Destiny (okay, there are scary scenes there too but some of those scenes were with the hunky hero, Devyn who makes it worthwhile). Some dreams turned into complete stories, like my novella, Heart Of A Dragon (a lonely dragon is robbed of his greatest treasure and sets about retrieving it). Though Heart Of A Dragon is more fantasy, there is a very sweet romance in it. One day I may expand it into a novel size or build on it for a different book altogether.
I’ll have to dream on it to decide ;-)
Do you have any mid-winter rituals to get you through the cold, dreary months? Share them with us. If you include your email addy in your comment, I’ll have my alien kitten, Wookie, pick one person to win a e-copy of either Heartstone or Altered Destiny (winner’s choice). Leave your comment by January 27.
Oh, as of today, Monday January 23, there are 57 days till Spring! I can barely wait.
Heartstone, Mundania Press http://www.mundania.com/book.php?title=Heartstone
Heartstone is available in print and ebook format
Heart Of A Dragon,
Have a Blessed Day!
Have a Blessed Day!