Let me start this blog out the proper way. I am not a fan of Winter. I am a Spring/Summer kind of person. Fall is beautiful, with the leaves and cool, crisp temperatures but I have fall allergies, so fall is no good either for me. Winter is definitely a kill joy as far as I’m concerned. Sure, I love snow. It’s gorgeous. It makes for great pictures, and it looks nice out the window. As far as going outside, shoveling it and maneuvering through it, it’s the pits.
However, I am here to promote Winter in a way. I’d like to advertise Kate Wolford’s new book, Frozen Fairy Tales found here on Amazon. I recently purchased the book, as I am a big fan of fairy tales, and I am eager to read it, even if it is about Winter. In honor of the book’s release, Kate has a flash fiction contest, with the wintry theme in keeping, surrounding Sleeping Beauty. If you’d like to enter as I did, please read the guidelines and submit in the comments section here. You could win $100. While you are scouting this out, you can read my take on Sleeping Beauty as well on the blog post comments. I am very excited to see who the winner will be.
Winter is actually a very good time for writers. Generally it is so cold outside that there isn’t much to do but sit in the house and read a book or write a story. I’m hoping the return to cold weather will inspire me to finish my novel about eternal winter. I have been rather disenchanted with it lately, since Open Office erased my file and deleted my whole novel. Although I had a Norton Back up program, for some reason it was only backed up to July 30th so several chapters could not be recovered. I have not had the heart at this point to rewrite them, but of course, I will at some point, when I get motivated. Actually, I should have a better attitude about Winter because my very first publication was in Kids Ark magazine. It was a story, called “Snow Treasures.” Whether you’re a winter person or not, hope you can find some time to write.