Okay, I admit it. February—especially the end of February—is my least favorite time of year. Sure, it’s a great month that has a ton of great qualities: it’s shorter than the other months (which could be good or bad, depending on what’s going on), it has Valentine’s Day, and we gain a few more minutes of sunlight. But it’s the hardest time of year for me because I am so distracted! Although we’ve been fortunate and have had a mild winter here, this is normally the time of year when I sigh and stare at my wall calendar that taunts me with sunny pictures of the ocean or someplace tropical. And this year is no different—despite the tame weather, I am so ready for spring. Spring fever makes it hard to write. Just as I sit down to spend some quality revisions time with my characters, the tell me they’re ready to take a break, and then they go outside to play without me. (Even now, I just spent the last five minutes staring out at the sunshine instead of writing this post.)
This time of year gives a lot of people spring fever too. How about you? What do you do to shake the winter blues and keep yourself motivated? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.