Monday, April 13, 2015

Snowbird Spring Migration, Winter Projects

“Migrating Geese At Night” by Vlado

courtesy of freedigital
Migrating north this week because my husband and I are snowbirds. We are packing and moving back north for the summer. 

I'd like to make a case for changing the name of snowbirds to sunbirds. We follow the sun...summers in Michigan and winters in Florida. I believe snowbirds fly away from snow, but, hey, Florida has no snow to fly away from! 

Escaping to Florida reminds me of summer camp when I was a kid. I had fun and more freedom at camp. In winter, I have fun and freedom in Florida. No responsibilities to organizations or family (whom I truly love and miss during the winters), and complete freedom to write and wonder.

Quick Tips on Vegetable Gardening:
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This winter I feel very pleased with myself. Unfortunately I didn't get much done on my WIP concerning a murder in the funeral home. On the other hand, my dear hubby, Gardener Ted, and I published a gardening book on amazon. It was so good to share this writing experience with him. And he is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to vegetable gardening. Yes, I'll keep you updated on ours this gardening season.

By the time we get home, I hope to have news about the release of my writing tips book--a compilation of writing tips from fifteen talented authors. This project was a joy to work on, getting to know so many great authors who generously shared their writing tips and advice. 
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Coming Soon!

I finally settled on a book cover. This one garnered the most votes and the best comments.

So that was my winter. How about you? Any writing projects? Great books you enjoyed this winter? 
Leave a comment below and let us know about your activities...well, the ones you can share in public anyway!!

I'll be offline for awhile this week, but will return next Monday!!

Have a wonderful week!


emaginette said...

Looks like you have your hands full. Happy moving. Is there such a thing? Well, I'm sure you'll love it once all the work is done. :-)

Anna from Elements of Writing

Anonymous said...

Happy moving, JQ. I'm looking forward to release of the writing tips book. Thanks so much for putting it all together. safe journey home.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks Anna...We've done this for 9 seasons now, so we've pretty much got a system established. If only we could snap our fingers or click our heels and wish ourselves home in an instant, that would be perfect! But no, it's 22 hours on the road.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Helena. I'm so looking forward to the release too. So much good stuff in it for writers.

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