If we were having coffee here in Toronto, we’d probably be strolling around outside, because for the first time in two weeks the temperature is not in the negative double digits. Today is a positively spring-like -4 degrees Celsius!
During our obligatory Canadian chit-chat about the weather, I’d tell you that in the middle of the deep freeze, my boyfriend launched a business that delivers natural products by bike (greatergoods.ca). And yes, deliveries were made even when the north winds were blowing at 50km/hr. You think he should charge extra for delivery when it’s that miserable out, but I say it’s not the customers fault Old Man Winter had a tantrum. We made do. Though I’m sick of stuffing my scarf under my goggles to keep my cheeks warm.
As for my writing, I feel like my brain has frozen too. It takes more tea than usual to make my mind move in the morning. And then I get a caffeine high and my synapses fire willy-nilly and I can’t focus! Suffice to say the writing has been a little slow this month, but I have to figure out a way to get back on track this coming week because things are getting busy. Besides my usual novel writing and blogging and part-time work, I’m writing a book review for Spacing magazine, an article for Women in Toronto Politics, and applying for a cool writing gig that hopefully I get and will be able to tell you about in a couple months. Fingers crossed.
What about you? What are you working on this month? Is your brain affected by the cold too? How is that plan to start an artist’s co-op in the Caribbean coming along?
Eventually we run out of hot beverages and winter’s chill seeps back into our bones, so we bid adieu and part ways, returning to our heated apartments to dream of summer.
PS – I’ve come up with 3 steps to beat the Winter Writer Blahs. Check out the post here.
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