The sun is shining, the snow squeaks under my boots, and the thermometer is registering 0 degrees. It has been a tough couple of weeks at our ranch. The temperatures have hovered between -20 and 20. That makes it hard to get many things done inside because I spend so much time outside, making sure animals have feed and water.
Times like this I realize how much time I normally spend on the computer with writing and promoting. The last couple of weeks, I've mainly worked on promotion the moments I've been on the computer or checked out how friends and family are faring on Facebook.
Right now I'm have writer withdrawals.
Even though I was having trouble getting excited about the next book, I find not sitting down and cranking out the words has given me tics and made me nervous worrying about the next self-imposed deadline. Will I get this book done by my projected release date? I really need to do more research, but I haven't had time to sit down and dig into that either. I'm kind of in limbo with the weather and Christmas approaching. And going crazy wishing for time to write!
Focus! That's what I tell myself when I come in out of the cold with tingling cheeks, dried out lips and numb fingers. But by the time I drink a hot cup of tea and thaw out, there is one more household chore that needs done, then I can sit down to the computer. But no, the cows are huddling around the water trough or pond, it must have frozen over again. Time to don the insulated overalls, heavy coat, stocking cap, boots and gloves and break the ice open.
My thoughts right now are on talking my hubby into selling the cattle this month, so we can spend a week somewhere warm in January or February. Oh, please, from my blue lips to God's ears!
Maybe then I can take care of my writing withdrawals and actually get something written!
Merry Christmas! May you enjoy family, friends, and stay warm!