Hello and Welcome! Come on in and shake or brush all of the crud off. Yeah, it’s nasty. It’s not really cold, but if it water based and can come out of the sky, it’s doing it today. Get your mind out of the gutter! I’m talking rain, sleet, snow and other such nastiness. Oh, so when you said “Flock of Seagulls” you were talking about the 1980’s New Wave band and not what a mess they would leave on the patio? OK, but the New Wave band might leave a mess too… Anyway, back on topic, you may ask yourself, where is that beautiful house? Oh, sorry, I’m still stuck on new Wave (Talking heads that time). To answer the question, those in the know realize that the Moog Minimoog Voyager in the picture at the top is up in New Hampshire.
I’ll start with the obvious – Mother Nature is playing a cruel April Fool’s joke on Northern New England. Right now we have about 4″/ 10 cm or wet, heavy snow and ice pellets on the ground. They are calling for up to a foot (30 cm), but I think we might miss it. But then again, it is supposed to continue until 6 PM and it is only 8 AM, so I guess it is possible… It is right at freezing right now and won’t go below, so it’s a “warm” snow. Yuck snow. It will be warmer in the middle of the week and there will be rain, so hopefully it won’t last long. I want flowers!
Work was work this week ;) Next subject…
I’ve been in a writing mode recently. In fact, I put up a post about it yesterday. In the last week I put up four new installments of The Old Mill (in order: here (Library 1), here (Library 2), here (Amy 1) and here (Amy 2)). That is for a total of 16 and about 23K words. I’ve barely even gotten into the real story, so this may go on for a while! I also posted a short piece of flash fiction (with pirates) on Wednesday and a longer story, Gold, for #writephoto on Thursday. Gold was very popular and I am thinking of turning it into a proper 8K word short story. Thinking of 8K word short stories, yesterday I did something I almost never do, I submitted a story for publication. I doubt if it will happen, but I may continue to shop this one around (it is one of my favorites). I mean, if i have a book of short stories I’m trying to peddle, it makes sense that I should actually publish a short story….
Last week I posted a story that used a drawing of a leaf. I had a comment on the drawing, so on Saturday I posted about it, or actually reposted. Thinking of repost, I didn’t have time to write a poem for Tuesday, so I reposted on older one. Of course on Sunday I put up my Smile Reminder and on Wednesday I Put up a new Weekly Smile Post.
Staying on blogging for a moment, March was my best month for views, visitors and likes ever, not by a little, but by a huge amount (I had more visitors last week than in any month in 2015…). It was #3 for comments, but my three biggest commenters have been missing recently. So the blog is doing well.
As you may guess, I’m going to do a lot of snow removal today. I am also going to restart my editing project on The Fireborn. I might plot out the rest of The Old Mill (the story is in my brain, but I might need to draw it out). We’ll see how much time I have.
But for now, let’s just sit here sipping our coffee (tea, cocoa, juice, bourbon (oops) or whatever) and watch the snow out of the window. It is pretty! But so is the warm sun and flowers. It’s April! I want flowers! After a while, when you feel brave enough to face the elements you can make your way out.
I am glad you stopped by! I know I talked about myself here. If you have a coffee share I’m sure I’ll stop by and it can be all about you, OK? I’m looking forward to coming over for a visit!
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