Winter Solstice Blog Hop

Posted by on 6 Dec 2013 in Blog Hop | 6 comments

On behalf of Pagan Writers PressShauna Aura Knight is organising a Winter Solstice Blog Hop! All of the authors involved are giving away something wonderful, so be sure to comment on all the sites involved, to be entered to win.

The topic for this Hop is ‘winter,’ which brings all sorts of thoughts to mind. This time of year I feel great conflict, as my urge is to hide in a cave. I’m not a cold-weather person, and I spend the darker months seeking heat. As such, I tend to be less active. Yet, life goes on. We don’t hibernate in western culture. If anything, our lifestyle speeds up around the holidays. As a result I tend to feel a bit more anxious and tired through the cold season.

Likewise, I take a break from my writing schedule in the winter. I generally hit the year with a very strict outline of projects and when they need to be completed, submitted, etc. It’s pretty intense, and when I reach my goals, I’m done. I write articles year-round, but I’ve learned the hard way not to overdo with manuscripts.

Ultimately, I prefer to enjoy the slower pace of winter. In reality, though, the pace is the same. I merely adjust how I respond to it better in the winter. ;)

Comment here for a chance to win an ebook copy of Real Wyrd – A Modern Shaman’s Roots in the Middle World, and don’t forget to stop by other sites on the Hop, to win their goodies, as well! Click below to check them out!


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  1. I wish I could slow down in the winter. It feels to me that this is the time of year that my characters like to play. I think because I do stay in more they feel as if I should still be productive. So go ahead and rest and hide away in your cave. You sound like you need the rest.

  2. The book looks amazing, Kelley. Tackle each thing with a warm cup of tea. :)

  3. Lovely post! I tend to try and hide during the winter, too. :) Happy Yule!

  4. Nice post! I agree that the winter season definitely gets more hectic! I’m juggling a ton of stuff at the moment and definitely need to start planning things out more like you do.

  5. I am a hothouse flower, who Really prefers warmth, but I live in the NY Metro area, so I try to get myself outside as much as possible. It is one way to stave off the “Winter Blues” which I admit to getting. It is multi-generational, my Father had it, so do my sons.

    So, I go out and play with the dog, or look at my Native Gardens. I usually do not have the stamina to actually Garden. I use “happy lights” and full-spectrum lightbulbs in lamps (these are getting harder to find and afford).
    I laugh often, and try to read upbeat things, those I do love a good mystery. I also take Vitamin D. I cannot trick myself into feeling it is Not Winterish, but I can maintain until the first few green things emerge from the soil.

    Blessings of Winter upon you,

  6. I really enjoyed your blog.

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