Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow! Emergency!

Yesterday afternoon a band of wintry weather stretching from the tip top of the U.S. down into Iowa careened across our state, leaving a trail of deep drifts and icy roads in its wake.

For those of you in warmer climes, a snow emergency is the city's way of efficiently clearing the roads for drivers by regulating street parking and towing cars like mad. If you (like me) are sadly living without a garage, extreme vigilance is necessary throughout the snow emergency. Should a car be left too long on the wrong side of the street, it will be whisked away to the impound lot. Those collective sobs you hear rising into the skies over the Twin Cities aren't bemoaning the cold, they're realizing they forgot that today is EVEN SIDE plowing day.
Despite the lack of shelter for my vehicle, I still like snowy days. Snowy days mean I can bundle up on the couch, still in pajamas, and bond with my lap top with no interruption. Bad weather days are usually good writing days.

I also got a call from amazing Editor Jill letting me know that my first pass pages will arrive tomorrow. I cannot wait to see the typset and design for NIGHTSHADE!

For those of you, who like me, are avoiding the howling winds and building drifts - may you steer clear of spin outs and find toast warmth inside. Or if you're truly lucky, having a magical journey with the spirits of the season.


  1. I'll take my snow by video, thanks. That was haunting, lovely, atmospheric and my nose didn't freeze. (and there was a whale--a sign, she says, a sign!)
    Thanks for the interlude. Keep warm!

  2. That's so true, "Bad weather days are good writer days."

    I feel the same way. I wish my office would close some day due to bad weather, so I could have one free day to sit home and write :)

  3. Getting your first pages!!! It's kind of like seeing a ultrasound of your baby in progress--a hint of what it's going to be. Very exciting!

    Also--just saw your post on agent Kristin's blog. Thanks!

  4. Tricia - it is definitely a sign

    Void: I think that every time we have a bad forecast

    Lisa: You're welcome!!

  5. Hey, Andrea - I have an award for you at my blog! Come and see. ;-)

  6. you should know that this blog has become legendary for a lot of us in captives, updates to the Andrea Cremer blog are usually major news. people are stoked for October 14th.


  7. Wow! Thanks, Stefan that means a lot :) I love you guys.