Saturday, December 30, 2017

Shoving the Old Out The Door!

I've had it with winter, and we're only a few weeks into it. Never mind that a new year is coming in. We'll still have the same crap (including the same president), so, I doubt the new year could be better than this one was.

As I write this, my husband is plowing the park (right next to our house), and although we were around 10 degrees this morning, it's dropping and wind picked up.

Yesterday I put plastic on my north window. I haven't done the same to my west windows, as it's more work. The top of windows are 8 feet, and I have to stand on a step ladder. I could enlist my husband if I wanted, but I'm going to hope the thick blinds and insulated boards will help hold out the cold. I really don't like putting the plastic up. Our furnace works fine, I also have a heater that blows heat if it gets that bad. I've so far been doing okay in sub-zero temps.

I'm supposed to be working on a synopsis for a book that's ready to go, but I just haven't felt like working on it. I don't know why. Just the idea of condensing everything that happens in a large book overwhelms me.

Besides, I'm sort of waiting until after the new year to put this together. It's the sequel to Spell of the Black Unicorn, and it's called Spell of Dark Castle. A longer work, but it was a joy to write. I wrote it too many years ago to remember.

Well, I'll see if I can't muster up some enthusiasm in the coming days. I do feel like Grumpy above. I just don't know how to get out of this mood I'm in.


  1. I was in that mood at Christmas, for various reasons. It lifted by Boxing Day.

    Try music. The right kind of music- jazz or classical, for starters. Heavy metal is entirely the wrong kind of music to treat that mood.

    1. Good suggestions, William. I'll work my way through it. I think once the new year is in, and I'm back to work, I might get beyond it, too.

  2. Come to the desert. You'll feel better in the warmer air and sunshine. I become a zombie in the cold. Hugs. You know full well all writers hate a synopsis. That is required because then the editors don't have to read the entire work.

  3. Wis we could. We did spend one Christmas there years ago. But winter is hard to get away from this old house. Someone has to keep the heat lamps on/off and monitor things. My dream would be to move (far) away.
    Thanks for well-wishes, Mari. I'll get beyond this. I always do.

  4. William's right. Music helps. It even helps me after a seizure.


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