Sunday, March 14, 2010

Take a Spring Break and win a copy of SHADE!

This was our front yard on February 11:

And the same Great Wall of Snow, one month later:

Sad, huh?

So the weather outside this weekend sure is...springlike, I guess. Rainy, windy, all the snow melting into pathetic little patches. I guess because we had so much snow this winter, and then it was cold and dry, it's been a long time since I've seen actual rain, and it's kind of getting me down.

Normally I love rainy days. I can work on the comfy living room couch without shafts of afternoon sunlight piercing my eyes. It's a great excuse not to do yard work, and it also keeps my dog from wanting to go for a walk every twenty minutes.

But for some reason this weekend the rain is driving me NUTS! I worked on the Shade sequel (Shift)all day yesterday, and I know the mood in the scenes I wrote was a little grimmer than it otherwise would've been, due to the weather.

So after a long, cold, snowy winter, and a long, cold, rainy weekend, I'm ready for a Spring Break!

Over at the Daily Dose blog, the class of 2k10 is blogging for the next week or so, and giving away a great prize pail of swag, as well as an autographed copy of Shade. Complete rules are here. To enter, you have to comment on every single post throughout the break, so go forth! The intrepid shall be rewarded.

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Not sure I'm that intrepid. Impressive snow!

Posted by: Blogger Sheila Deeth at 3/15/2010 8:29 PM

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