Sunday, 25 March 2012

Dragging My Butt

I have editors block.  At the moment my life is so crazy I can find a million other things to do besides be certain I am happy with my final copy of the book.  This is only my edit.  There will be three other edits where I will have to listen to suggestions of others whom I have asked to critique the book, and at least one through the publisher before the copy editor.

I thought I could multitask well while tearing apart my home to ready for a move, but it became apparent that cannot happen.  With just weeks away before the move the anxiety of the preparation is getting to me.  I feel I spend more time thinking about furniture placement, and where to store what, and whether to buy this or that, and less time on packing, picking through the last dregs of miscellaneous items and throwing out some more stuff I guarantee I don't need.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

February And The Grass Is Green

Being a Canadian used to the change in climate with each season, I find myself like the little creature outside....confused as heck!  Should I be hibernating or should I be out leaping in the fields?

It is February.  Usually our coldest month.....but today the grass is showing signs of green life and the leaves left on the ground are dry and there is no snow.  February is storm month.  Bad snow storms that bring several feet of snow and close roads and create snow days and make us very happy about skiing.  Alas we have had near zero snow.  The frost in the ground only lasts as long as it is cold, and is gone with the first rain.  No deep whore-frost this is a mad winter drought. The energy of the land around me is very low.  It is not good.  We depend on stasis to survive winter here.  With no stasis the energy gets zapped out of the land.

I am feeling it.  My body wants to sleep.  It is the time I need to be most productive and it wants to reserve energy.  I honestly never thought I would see me complaining we needed it colder and whiter here.  Now I realize that my body is so attuned with this land in Canada that it is really suffering over the drought.  I bet many of you are experiencing the same thing.  What are you doing to combat the winter bla's ? Please leave me a comment on the Book Fanpage and let me know what you are doing to combat the winter bla's.