Don’t Stick Your Head in the Snow!

Don't Stick Your Head in the Snow!

Don’t Stick Your Head in the Snow!

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

imagecompared to some areas of the

country, with the snow and ice. 

None-the-less, I am ready for the

spring thaw! 

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.

Don't Stick Your Head in the Snow!

Don’t Stick Your Head in the Snow!

Happy Writing!


Jumping in Barefoot with Both Feet

I am taking the plunge today and jumping into the deep end of the blog writing pool! I have no arm floaties,, no pool noodle and no life jacket.  It’s just me, in my most attractive, leopard, teeny weeny, two piece yoga outfit.  What, you thought I would wear a swimsuit? I’m not ready to be that vulnerable! 

I am bringing my ability to tread water, patiently wait my turn on the diving board, share all I have learned about staying afloat and how to play nice in the pool. 

Please join me if you need a place to relax, share ideas or just lounge around!

I must warn you, there are no lifeguards on duty….just us amateurs, trying to swim to the shallow end, where I’m told there is a place to stand and an editor with a dry towel to keep you warm.

So, here goes…SPLASH!

Hey, don’t let me swim alone…who wants to join me?