ANGRY SNOW DAYS TURNED INTO GEMS

So far this week, in my neck of the woods up North, we’ve had two snow storms that closed our schools and some businesses. I am NOT a huge fan of winter. Okay, that’s an understatement, I actually think winter sucks the big one. I’m okay with snow November and December but then, enough already, it’s just not cute after that. If I was an adjuster (character from my book who controls the weather in the fifth dimension) I would keep it seventy-five and sunny, rain when necessary. Unfortunately my book is fiction and I have no such dial. *sigh*

After pissing and moaning, much to my family’s dismay, I closed myself in my office and decided to get some writing done. I accomplished soooo much in these last few days, I can’t even believe it! I’ve been dreading writing a synopsis for the book I’m querying to agents. I found some great help at publishingcrawl.com, a synopsis guide written by Susan Dennard. It was just what I needed! THANK YOU!!  All my writing people out there know only too well about the synopsis and how much it sucks! After that I finished researching the agents I’m interested in and compiled my list.

Then I started thinking. This crappy weather enabled me to get a bunch of work done that otherwise I would still be laboring over, stealing an hour here and an hour there. And if I had just looked at my situation from a positive point of view I wouldn’t have wasted any time being angry. I think that happens a lot to us, that maybe we’re put in a negative situation but for a positive reason. And if you’re like me, if you don’t look for it, you’ll miss it. I’m glad I didn’t just sit on the sofa eating chips all day, cause that’s where I was headed! (Probably still gonna do a bit of that *hehehe*)

What negative situation are looking at from the wrong angle? Could it actually be for a positive outcome?

Until next time…PEACE my fellow humans!

 

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