Photo above: Stonehenge at dawn on winter solstice (photograph by Mike Peel via WikiMedia Commons)
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Desire for soup
Recently I’ve been feeling sluggish and unfocused. My greatest desires seem to be curling up under a warm blanket and cooking a hearty soup. Everything else seems like too much trouble.
Then, a few days ago, I remembered.
We’re approaching the solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere. The longest night. The date that often, though not always, marks the beginning of winter.
Winter is a season of rest, of hibernation, of slowing down. It makes sense that I would not be brimming with energy for new projects. There will be time enough for those when spring arrives.
In the meantime, I’ll sleep, dream, cook, stoke the metaphorical home fires, and commune with friends and family. And, as always, read.
Stoke your reading fires with a book giveaway
If you’re looking for reading material during this season of rest, consider getting a free copy of Tiny Shoes Dancing and Other Stories. I think short fiction makes for great winter reading. You have two options.
- Enter for a chance to win one of 100 Kindle copies on Goodreads, through December 22.
- If you don’t win, head over to the “Quickies for a Quick Read” bundle on BookFunnel, where my book and other short fiction collections will be featured from December 19 to December 31. Unlike the chance to win, this is an outright giveaway. No strings attached, although the authors—including me—would certainly appreciate a review.
You can join my list or follow me on Goodreads for regular updates on what I’m reading.
Do you feel a tendency toward hibernation in winter?
It’s great that you’re able to be productive in winter… we don’t have the “nice weather only in summer” problem here, so it’s not as much of a factor. I’m likely to be just as distracted by the outdoors no matter the season!
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I find winter my best season for writing. I’m less distracted by nice weather for one, and I aim for seeing a ton of progress by spring so I can feel better about goofing off more during the summer. 😎
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