February Has Lost its Mind

Record snowfall in yardLast month when I wrote An Uncommon Winter, I had no idea that February would charge in and dump a 20-year record snowfall on us. Clearly, February has lost its mind, or at least its bearings.

Ornamental tree knocked over by snowOne of our ornamental trees fell over and couldn’t get up. Many branches waved their final adieu, and at least one of the neighbourhood boat houses is out of business.

Broken Cedar BoughOn the plus side, the extreme weather gave me all the excuse I needed to stay home and spend some quality time indoors, writing by the fire. I’m well into the next book in the Gift Legacy series, as yet untitled, which will continue on from Penance, and I’m continuing to make notes on the new project, Witness.

Being in creative mode is nirvana for me. I carry a notebook around like a security blanket in case an idea pops up when I’m away from the laptop. I can’t believe I am still surprised when the story goes off script and a new plot twist finds its way onto the page. Love it!

Boathouse flattened by snowIf you had snow this February, I hope you were better equipped for it than we were! Hang in there, spring is just around the corner. Until next time …

And if you find yourself snowbound, curl up with a good book. The Gift: Awakening, for example. You can grab a copy with one click right here. If ebooks aren’t you thing, click on the cover below for more options.

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About JP McLean

Author of The Gift Legacy, a contemporary thriller with a twist of fantasy that will leave you believing the impossible and wary of the night sky…
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12 Responses to February Has Lost its Mind

  1. That fallen ornamental tree is heartbreak! You’re right though, cold weather is more conducive to writing. Sounds like you’re taking full advantage!


  2. denmaniacs4 says:

    Trees snapped, one, in our lower field, a wild plum tree toppled down. Branches hither and you…more yon then hither, it appears…yawn. Nature can tire one. I suspect I haven’t been as productive as you, Jo-Anne. Nice branch-snappy post.

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  3. My globe cedar is “kaput”. Fell over and won’t get up no matter how much I coaxed it yesterday. Still, I am impressed by how well most of the plants have managed. A few lost and broken branches here and there, but otherwise, okay. And yes, “when the weather outside is frightful”, we writers can get a lot done. Now spring in the garden beckons. What’s a writer to do? 🙂


  4. Sally Rae says:

    So sorry to see your ‘focal point tree’ has fallen and can’t get up! Change is difficult for some of us. At least you found a positive activity to keep you busy through the storm…. writing by the fire! Sounds divine!

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  5. Inese Poga Art plus Life says:

    It was no pleasure, although, we were equipped quite well. What can be more terrible than shoveling snow when there are so many other things to do?

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  6. Christy B says:

    I hear you! What’s with the snow again.. I’m glad it’s almost gone today and it’s raining now so cross our fingers for the white stuff to be washed away by morning 🙂 I want warmer weather!

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