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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Christmas Themed Stories

The lazy days of summer have given way to the crisp, cooling air of Fall.
Publishers everywhere are looking for Christmas themed reads for this anthology or that book. How does one write a winter, snuggling with the handsome hero story in the middle of summer? Most have a cut off way before the weather turns cooler and the author can wrap their mind around roaring fires, snowy days, rides in a blanket covered sleigh and long slow kisses.
Nope. Can't do it. I'm still in the hot bodies in swim shorts, the beachside bonfire, the smores and seeing how hot and sweaty two bodies can get between the folds of a sleeping bag, inside a tent.
I really don't like majorily hot, I mean 100 degree hot weather, but I don't like the freezing cold either. Fall is perfect. The days are still warm, but the nights are crisp and cold. The colors are brilliant in their reds, organes and golds and I don't have to worry about turning down the heat in the house because I'm having a hot flash.
So while all the other authors are buckling down and writing those great Christmas reads, I'll be sitting in my imaginary lounge chair on the beach in the Carribean somewhere, sipping something fruity and exotic, while Sam, my personal Cabana boy, rubs lotion into my skin...everywhere.
Wake me when it's summer again!
~ Until next month


Jean said...

I'm with you, Sandy. I prefer warm to cold and find it hard to summon the spirit of Christmas until I have to put on at least a fleece jacket. Nice post.

Erica Pike said...

Yeah, I'll probably write mine in December and get it published next year, hehe.

Tina Donahue said...

OMG, I hate summer. But then, I live in Palm Springs and it's just now getting kinda/sorta cool - only 96 yesterday. Ugh.

That doesn't mean I like winter. I like snow two times a year - Thanksgiving and Xmas. Then I'm ready for spring. :)

jean hart stewart said...

I love the desert...sorry to disagree, Tina, but hot is great. Even though I live near San Diego it's seldom too hot for me. Our heat is often muggy, and I like it dry. Sandy, I never could call up a themed story on demand. Wonder if I could do one about Santa Ana's? ps to those of you in the east, our Santa Anas are a dry wind blowing in from the desert instead of the ocean.

Mary Corrales said...

Gotta admit that Fall is my favorite season. The warm days and cool breeze and perfect.

Liz said...

ME TOO!!!!!
screw snow.
let's go to the beach!

Marie Rose Dufour said...

I totally prefer hot to cold and here in Rhode Island, it gets COLD! I do love a good Christmas story and actually had an idea for one but met with my writing group on Saturday and the keynote speaker was actually promoting her book where the plot was extremely similar. Oh well...

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