Friday, 22 March 2013

It’s a Whiteout Writeout…!

Yes, that's really me – on the hill at the back of our cottage and holding my sister’s Labrador puppy out of the snow . It’s a whiteout again here in Scotland and despite the slightly longer days, the promise of Springtime is nowhere to be seen. There are no daffodils in bloom, no buds on the trees, and my poor hens won’t come out of the hen hoose. I know how they feel!

But it’s not all bad, as this weather has been super conducive to writing, and while holed up in the cottage I’ve been working on my new book. It’s a nonfiction guide to online promotion and its title is How To Promote Party Online with all the emphasis on fun. Thank you so much for all your comments last week, which were all super helpful.

I’m hoping to show you the cover next week, as I’ve seen a couple of drafts and my wonderful designer is soooo close to the final version now.

So, I’m going to ignore the whiteout and I’m going back indoors to write.

I could be some time!

What are you doing while the winter lingers on – are you doing lots of writing or reading or both….?

Janice xx


Linn B Halton and Lucy Coleman said...

Eeek! It's raining here but we have blooms and the promise of spring is in the air... poor you! I'll send you up a daffodil for your snowman. It looks pretty but I bet it makes life really hard in your part of the world. Lxx

Melanie said...

Sun shining here but there were some flakes floating in the air and the ground had a fresh coat of snow on it when I left for work this morning.

Can't wait to see the cover of this How to Party Online book. I'll be buying a copy of it for sure when it's available.

Stay warm, dry and safe.

Janice said...

Linn, I'm looking forward to blooms but not rain. What I find amazing, is that last year at this time in March, we were basking in hot sunshine!

Hi Melanie - thank you for your lovly comment on my foray into non-fiction. It sounds like it's still cold around the St Lawrence River area too, so stay warm, my friend!

Janice xx

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Janice .. the tv had some pretty unpleasant pictures ... it is dreadful weather: just cold here, but I can feel your frostbite! I'm frankly not surprised the hens stayed put ..

Good luck with all the writing you're getting done - sounds very encouraging ..

Cheers and hope you're warm and cosy til it's gone and we get some sun?! Hilary

Janice said...

Thank you Hilary. It's been a long winter that's for sure. I'm hoping we get compensated and there's a long hot summer ahead of us. We best stay wrapped up and hopeful!

Janice xx

JO said...

Writing, reading, and getting the atlas out trying to work out how to go somewhere warm!

Sue Fortin said...

I could do with being holed up somewhere on my own with only my laptop for company to get some writing done. I would, however, prefer somewhere a bit warmer

Unknown said...

Last summer passed us by. Let's hope spring hasn't either otherwise I might just pop off to Greece and not come back. Keep safe and warm, Janice. No snow here but tons of rain and thermals on! :)

Sheryl Browne said...

Snow I don't mind, rain I do! We do have buds on the trees and a few tentative blooms in the garden, however. I can't wait for some sunshine! :) xx

Janice said...

I hear you Jo and Sue! Last year my son was working in Tenerife in January and Crete in May and I visited him on both occasions for 10 and 7 days resepctively. It made the winter so much shorter. This year he's closer to home so I'll be thankful for that! :)

Janice xx

Janice said...

Mmmm... Kit - I'm with you on escaping to Greece!

Janice xx

Janice said...

Yes, Sheryl - I'm with you on the blooms and the sunshine!

Janice xx

K. Rosenberg said...

Funny, it looks an awful lot like that in Budapest right now, too! Good writing weather here as well. :-) Stay warm up there!

Carol said...

We have been lucky here in E Anglia with only a little snow but we have the biting winds from the west.

Easter 2011 we were holidaying in The Highlands near Inverness and it was 24 degrees!

Just not sure what to do with the kids over Easter. I suspect it will be lots of crafts etc indoors.

Keep safe and warm

carol x