Today, I'm starting a new project while I wait to hear if my latest proposal will be bought. My problem is I'm going to write a Christmas story, and it's been 100 plus degrees this summer. Although today we're "only" getting up to 97. :)
Getting into the mood to write about the frigid cold, wet snowflakes, and Christmas romance when I can barely muster the energy to open my laptop? Not so easy.
I was glad to read Ann Roth's post for tips on cooling down. Perhaps if I do some of these things, getting into the holiday mood will be easier.
Maybe I should read some Christmas/winter books. My office is in the basement, which can be downright chilly, so I might have an advantage there. Obviously, readers in the Southern Hemisphere (for instance, Down
Under) have the opposite problem. It's summer for Christmas there, and our
books depict a winter Christmas.
Which got me to wondering about readers' habits.
Does the season in the book matter to you? Does it throw you off to read books "out of season?" Do you ever pick up a Christmas book in the summer for the purpose of transporting yourself to a cooler time?
Or have you accidentally started a winter book in the summer and had to put it down because you couldn't relate right now?
Thanks for the answers. I'm curious about offering a "Christmas in July" promo before this book is released (I self-pubbed a Christmas book last year that I could offer). But if no one's interested, I won't do it.
Have a great holiday...er, week. Stay cool out there.