This week was a crazy week and I knew — I KNEW — I had a blog post coming due. I even marked it on my calendar AND saw a whole string of hysterical “OOPS, I forgot my post” emails on the Contemporary Romance Cafe author loop. And here it is, Saturday afternoon, and I’m just now searching for a blog post idea.
After seeing several similar comments online, I think I’ve found it.
I have the post-holiday, deep-and-dark-of-winter blues, and I’ll bet that I’m not the only one. This week has been especially brutal, and I’m not even in the Midwest! When it’s 0° with a wind chill of -19° where I live? Darn cold. Combine that with gray, short days, and I’m a serious grump.
So to combat it, I’ve done several things:
I started writing a new story that popped into my head and, while it’s a colder-weather story, the scenes so far are pretty steamy.
I’ve gone shopping (which is my cure-all for just about…everything.)
And, of course, I’ve read, immersing myself in stories where the weather is much, much nicer.
I know some of you are probably winter fans. What do you do to keep yourself occupied during the colder months? And for those of you who, like me, wish that the seasons would go Spring, Summer, Fall, and right back to Spring, how do you make it through the long months of winter?
Leave a comment and I’ll do a random drawing to give away one copy (ePub or PDF) of one of my books, winner’s choice, to do my part to warm up your cold winter days. I’ll have my mini-me draw a name from everyone who commented on Wednesday, January 15th in the evening and I’ll post the winner here and on Twitter.