We are 30 days and 18 hours away from Spring. I sit here
with my hot, Chai tea and fuzzy socks on my toes, trying to
find something positive to say about the weather. I live in
Southern Indiana and we
have been very fortunate
country, with the snow and ice.
None-the-less, I am ready for the
My hand is up! Is yours?
Okay… I figure we can embrace the next 30 days
or we can slip and slide along, kicking and screaming as we
fall on our blankety-blanks. I recommend the less
painful path of embracing winter and all it has to offer!
So…slip on your big boy boots, pull on your
most dashing sock hat, fling that scarf and let’s
go write about the snow!
As a writer, I am always looking for motivation, inspiration and sometimes in desperation, I find revelation!
Let’s think of all the positive effects that winter can have on our writing:
Sit by a fire and write heartwarming poems.
Snuggle down and hibernate with your thoughts.
Find more time to read on a quiet, snow day.
Take a leisurely walk on a snowy morning for inspiration.
Watch how birds and squirrels scramble and hustle for food.
Spend time with your kids…that is always an opportunity for humor and precious moments.
Brainstorm all the “winter words” that could be used in a title for your next book.
Imagine all the silly ways the snow could be melted.
Write about “What if the snow never stops?”
Imagine what snowmen say to each other.
Write about how snow women feel left out of the fun.
Make pink-lemonade snow ice cream!
Here’s the link:
So…Don’t stick your head in the snow and give up! Make
pink lemonade snow ice cream out of the next blizzard
coming your way. Remember to embrace your surroundings
and wear fleece…spring is only 30 days away.