Well, here we are, and it's March 2nd! Yeah!!!! Spring is right around the corner, or at least I'm trying to think positive, until hubby (who is a total winter hater) reminds me that we're usually doing the Easter egg hunt in snow. What a buzz kill! Although, it is true. A Canadian winter lingers on sometimes until the middle of May, if you can believe it, and where I live is considered the 'banana belt' of the country! lol!
So, did March roar in like a lion, or did it roll in like a lamb in your parts? As is normal for our neck of the woods, March did, indeed, roar in. We got dumped with lots of white fluffy snow, howling winds, biting temps (-14, -22 with wind chill) and it now looks like a winter wonder land. Today its sunny and the sunbeams are shining on the freshly fallen snow, making it sparkle. And while my husband was ready to shoot himself as we watched the blizzard from the comforts of our living room, I was inspired.
You see, I have that other writing name, and she has a Christmas novella to write, and it's due by April 1. Now, I'm kind of all Christmased out, and I was really sick of seeing grey snow and mud puddles at it melted. I was wondering how the heck I was going to find that Christmas spirit as I was looking through some fashion mags and drooling over flip flops and capris. When you're longing for spring, you don't want to go back to Decemeber. UGH!
So, the outside atmosphere is conducive. I've put on Loreena McKennitt who has a beautiful 'Winter' themed CD that sounds nice and Celtic and mystical, and my new cover came to further inspire the novella! That's one hot highlander on the cover, and he reminds me of my prince, who is the hero in my novella. He's a prince of Annwyn and this novella is a introduction to the Annwyn world, albeit in a historical context. The Annwyn Chronicles will be a contemporary paranormal. But I digress...once I saw the cover, and then the blizzard, I knew it was time to plant my posterior in my chair and get writing. So, I started in earnest last night and it was really fun to write a winter scene in an enchanted wood with magic and snow and the whole Christmas feel.
Of course, I'm hoping that the snow won't linger too long, and that the crocus will start popping up anytime. Bathing suits are already out in stores, and the garden stuff is being set up just to temp and tease us.
I think it's a pretty accurate old wives tale, about March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb, and vice versa. I tried to find the history behind this little saying and couldn't find any sort of reference, only that it's been used forever.
Anyone know the history of it? And how are you feeling weather wise, are you able to hang in there for a few more weeks of winter, or are you ready to be wearing flip flops and opening those screen doors to let the fresh air in?And if anyone is feeling the effects of not enough sun, just a take a peek at the Highlander, a guaranteed remedy for any mid-winter blues!
The LIT ladies and that naughty Lord Craven-Moore will get you through this month! We've got some great authors stopping by and they're bringing books to win!!! And we know you guys love new books (so do we!