Thursday, January 16, 2014
Where is Winter Hiding?
What a lot of weather we have had in the last few weeks. We have had days of bitter cold, a major ice storm, heavy snow, heavy rain,and mild temperatures. Today it feels like Spring. The snow is mostly gone and the fields are bare.There is mud everywhere and the driveway already has the deep ruts that the spring thaw always brings.I know winter is just hiding ,not gone for good. Saturday, I have a reading with NFLD author Gerard Collins at the Fog Lit awards. Winter is predicted to return that day.We will see. I am a chicken when it comes to driving in bad weather (just ask my daughter )and have already enlisted Burton to drive me into the city for the event if the weather is bad, but not bad enough to cancel. I do love the fact that I don't have to drive in bad weather if I don't want to but haven't figured out how to keep all my loved ones at home when the roads are bad. Enough of my over-obsessive worrying. I am moving along nicely with the book I am writing right now . I see clearly my way to the end although my characters sometimes veer me in different directions when I least expect it. (Like black ice ,if I stay with the weather/driving theme)I have a very busy schedule ahead that makes actually finding time to write a bit of a challenge. At the end of this month I go to Toronto to participate in the OLA Super Conference in a Mass Book Launch with The Sewing Basket. In February I have three WISP visits and a library Mother /Daughter book club visit.So today I will get to work. It is Christmas in my book and I am contemplating giving them a power outage that lasts for a week or throwing in a huge storm that forces them all together for a few days.Nothing like being storm-stayed to work out some major family issues.