The “Uh-Oh” Blog Post

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 looked at my beach pictures from this past summer and found a few of a hot surfer dude I whose picture I stealth-took (hey, I’m only human!)  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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.


The “Uh-Oh” Blog Post — 9 Comments

  1. Being Canadian, I wish I liked winter more than I do. After all, as we say here, we’ve got ten months of winter and two months of bad tobogganing. The best I can do is dress up warm (long underwear, several layers of sweaters, toque)and brave the cold the best I can. If it’s too cold to go outside, all I can do is throw another log on the fire! Happy winter!

    • Oooh, that must be hard! My husband is from up near Buffalo, so he’s got that same feeling about winter! We’re considering moving south … more south than we are now… to retire. But in the meantime, we’re wrapped in blankets and cats. 😀

  2. I get through the warm winter months by wearing my flip flops and 3/4 length sleeves. I like winter. Fewer tourists and cooler than summer weather. ;p

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