Chloe Jacobs | A Tale for Every Season
February 24, 2013
I'm a girl of seasons. My frame of mind often tends to reflect the weather
outside my window at whatever time of year it is. In the springtime the melting
snow and chirping birds help me wake up. I feel renewed and energetic. I look
outside and vibrate with the possibilities of the year ahead. I don't know that
I actually plan it this way, but spring is often the time of year when I start
new writing projects (and give my house a MONSTER clean).
the summer, I like to lay back and relax a bit and let the sun bake my brains
LOL. The family spends a lot of time at the lake and there's nothing better than
sitting out on the dock with your laptop, writing and watching the kids splash
around in the water. Kiddo and the dog absolutely LOVE summer. It's their
favorite time of year, and they have a blast together, which makes me want to
write cozy family romances. Summer makes me feel comfortable, but I'm usually
waist deep in the middle of a manuscript which is usually the part of the book
where you've gotten to know who your characters are, what they want vs. what
they need, and how you're going to screw with them :) I find that when I have
to really focus on a book, it's good for me to be away from the everyday
distractions, and our place at the lake has NO internet!
When fall rolls around, I look at it as an opportunity to finish up projects,
get proposals finalized, etc. Kind of like cleaning out the clutter to prepare
for the winter. But I also find autumn, with the colourful falling leaves, to be
the most beautiful time of year, so I look for inspiration for new ideas
everywhere I go. As a family, we spend a LOT of time outdoors throughout the
year, but even more so during the fall. It's a fantastic time to watch other
people and soak in nature.
Finally, winter comes with its deep snow banks and frigid temperatures.
winter I hunker back down to get lots of work done. It's harder to stay inspired
though, and at some point the comfort of hot chocolate, warm blankets, and fuzzy
sweaters wins and I end up setting work aside and go into hibernation mode.
What's your favorite season, and what makes it so
special for you? When
do you find you get the most work done? One commenter will win a copy of GRETA AND THE GOBLIN
KING (eBook version)
Chloe Jacobs is the
author of the dark YA fantasy, GRETA AND THE GOBLIN KING,
available everywhere digitally and in paperback. Visit her at http://www.chloejacobs.com/
27 comments posted.
Re: Chloe Jacobs | A Tale for Every Season
My favorite season is summer. I love the warm sunny days and the longer day length.
(Bonnie Hometchko 9:58pm February 23)
I love Spring! It's both still chilly but the sun is bright. It's the type of weather that gives me energy. Maybe that's why people call it "Spring Cleaning"??? It's usually when I take time to re-vamp the house. :)
(Rosie Grindstaff 1:15am February 24)
I love the summer. the beach, the su and fun. I dont get much "done" but I sure do enjoy the summer days!
(Lisa Fitzgibbons 6:40am February 24)
I love the spring. It is the perfect combination of seasons and makes me happy after the dreaded winter.
(Pam Howell 11:23am February 24)
Spring, everything smells like its coming alive again. It helps me sweep away the wintery mental cobwebs.
(Janis Milford 12:05pm February 24)
i like spring the best because the earth gets warm and flowers bloom.
(Debbi Shaw 2:06pm February 24)
I love Fall, because of all the colors!
(Kathleen Conner 2:35pm February 24)
I love Spring, because it's so inviting to have the warmer days and fresh air, being outside and working around the yard cleaning things up after winter and all dead debris. I look forward to seeing flowers blooming and trees budding again and the grass turning green. Love being able to start up the barbeque again (even tho some people use theirs during the winter--I don't, too cold). I live in WI. Love your photos, Chloe (very nice and welcoming summer, again)!
(Linda Luinstra 3:25pm February 24)
fall, because we love football here! I get more done at night, no matter what the season! lol Once I get the kids to bed and the hubs is sleeping, I can get a lot done. Whether it's blogging, crafts, reading or online stuff.
(Michelle Schafer 4:25pm February 24)
MY FAVORITE SEASON WOULD BE THE SUMMER BECAUSE I CAN GO ON
VACATION WITH MY FAMILY AND HAVE FUN.
(Shelly Caggiano 4:34pm February 24)
My favorite season is the Spring. It's not too warm and it's not too cold. Just perfect :)
(Joanne McGillivray 4:58pm February 24)
All I know is I hate winter.
(Cathy Lindauer 5:34pm February 24)
I'm a fan of fall and winter... mostly the beginning of fall when the leaves are changing and falling, and the height of winter when there's a ton of snow on the ground (hah... like I get any snow in Delaware). I guess that's why I plan to retire to Maine in about 9 years.
(Donna Holmberg 6:46pm February 24)
I'm kind of like Lancelot, in the musical "Camelot", who can't decide which season he can leave Camelot and Guinevere in.
I like all four seasons, and here in Wisconsin, we certainly have them! Admittedly, I would prefer not to have to shovel and blow snow as much as I do, but that's part of living here, so I'll take the bad along with the good, and enjoy them all.
(Lynn Rettig 6:54pm February 24)
Spring is my favorite, although I would not want to live where there was not a definite change of seasons as I love them all. Spring has arrived as the daffodils are in bloom and the Robins have arrived, both very early.
(Marjorie Carmony 6:56pm February 24)
I've always loved the fall. The sites and smells and sounds.
I love how pretty the trees are and the smell of burning
fireplaces and decaying leaves. OH and the wonderful crunch
crunch crunch of the leaves under my shoes. The winds
whipping by and you can hear the leaves swirling across the
ground. Yeah definitely the fall for me!
(Melissa Robinson 7:01pm February 24)
I like summer. No winter clothes.
(Cheryl McEwen 7:01pm February 24)
i love snow but we get more ice than snow. so i say spring.love book cover and can't wait to read.
(Jennifer Beck 7:30pm February 24)
I am an outdoors person, so I like summer. Fall can be nice, too, before the weather turns too cold. I don't like being loaded down with sweaters or coats.
(Gladys Paradowski 7:43pm February 24)
I love the winter. I miss the snow that I enjoyed while growing up in New York. Ice skating and sledding are things of the past. I get more done in the winter because the days are shorter and we spend more time indoors.
(Kathleen Yohanna 7:50pm February 24)
I love Summer because it brings back great memories of being
at the lake having fun with my family. Also, I love to be
outdoors soaking up the nice sunshine and enjoying good
times with our 4 dogs too. Thanks for the great book contest
Greta and the Goblin King. Sounds like a fantastic book to
read. Thanks, Cecilia CECE
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 7:54pm February 24)
I love the spring,its when everything comes alive again. Thanks for a chance to win.
(Amy Milne 9:31pm February 24)
Spring is so full of promise. You have lots of energy after
a long winter's rest. Summer is nice and warm. Lots more
time outdoors. When I was younger I loved winter with the
crisp air and sparkling snow. The leaves are so beautiful
in the fall. Guess that's why I live in Michigan where we
get it all!
(Mary Hay 10:04pm February 24)
It would be winter. During the cooler weather, I am able to get a lot more things done. During the hot weather, I tend to drag and never finish any chores or projects that needs to be completed.
(Kai Wong 12:48pm February 25)
I tend to like the winter :) I like the cooler weather (well for southern California at least - it's pretty mild here for the most part). I like the holidays and getting to see family I only see once a year!
(Veronica Buck 12:24pm February 25)
I like your photos! Along with most people I think spring is a great season as it revives life and sunlight after winter. But I also really enjoy summer as my husband and I can go camping and exploring the country in good weather.
(Clare O'Beara 7:22am February 26)
I love spring. All is new and coming up. This is a wonderful seanson for me when I can be out and working in the yard. Thank you..
(Diane Castiglione 1:59pm February 26)
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