January 25, 2015

I am trying to finish a short story and what I really need is a good snow storm to keep me indoors and plunking away at the computer keyboard. I have a beginning and an ending. All I’m asking for is that the link, the bones and the guts of the story to come to me. Why did the muse give me only a start and a conclusion? Was she too busy with more important and successful writers?

Yesterday in NYC

Here’s a photo of the pathetic snow storm we had yesterday. I almost got my wish to be snowbound and I worked hard all day hoping for the snow to pile higher and higher. But, the storm petered-out mid morning and I still had such a long way to go with the story. The weather forecast is for more snow tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday. I wonder if my muse has seen the weather report?

But, good news. I have a food article coming out in Kings River Life Magazine in a couple weeks and also a short story of revenge scheduled to be published also in KRL Magazine in about a month. So, stay tuned and I live in hope that in good weather or bad, the writer in me is always at work.


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  1. ssermoneta on January 25, 2015 at 11:33 am

    beautiful shot – mooshy snow. I was hoping for a beautiful big storm, too – trying to finish the last of my winter term’s online class papers. Most wrote well, so I’m trying to savour rather than rush through their essays. So you & I both are hoping for lousy weather.

    • Pushing Time on January 25, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Yes, Susan, a nasty storm would do me fine right about now. I guess we’ll slosh through the streets to get to the class tomorrow. But maybe in the mean time you and I will have done some good work. Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

  2. thelma straw on January 25, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Aha, you got your wish! The weather gurus report tons of snow on the way for Mon. and Tues. … Alas… Thelma

    • Pushing Time on January 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Be still my heart!! Thanks for the good news, Thelma!! Bearers of good news always get special blessings from the writing gods!! May your future be filled with words galore! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  3. Jeri on January 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I just read that it’s a potential “historic” blizzard! Make sure you have a lot of tea, hot chocolate, and my staple for snowstorms, ice cream. I think your muse is pausing the a winter white out – not the dirty mush of city slush!

    • Pushing Time on January 25, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      Oh, dear, be careful what you wish for, as the old saying goes. I didn’t mean this much snow! But, yes, I’m ready for the storm. And then, in Manhattan, no mater what the weather, there is always ordering in. So, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Thanks Jeri for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope it all clears away by Thursday!

  4. Trish Mayo on January 25, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    While the snowstorm pictured here was very disappointing the next one promises to be one for the record books. Stay warm, stay safe and enjoy the snow.

    • Pushing Time on January 25, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      Yes, this is going to be a big one, so the weather people say. Tomorrow will certainly tell!! You be safe, too!

  5. marsharwest on January 26, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Think you’re getting your wish for snow. Hope you’re plenty stocked up and y’all don’t lose power. The news tonight looked really scary. Be safe. And write lots of words. 🙂

    • Pushing Time on January 27, 2015 at 5:30 am

      Hi Marsha! Yes, I guess you have to be careful what you wish for. The traffic flow this morning at 5:27 AM is about one care every half hour. The wind is quite blustery and the snow has changed to a fine icy mist. I’ve seen several people walking briskly heading downtown and they were totally bundled up. In a little while I’m going to dig my boots out of the back of the closet, wrap myself in lots of clothes, grab my camera and see what it’s really like out there. Well, maybe I’ll wait until there’s more light in the sky. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a warm comment.

  6. Chloe C on January 29, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Yucky snow in your photo!
    I hate it when I am all ready for a hurricane or a real Noreaster and it wimps out.
    Or turns to rain and is just a mess.
    Looks like you all got the wimp end.
    Friends from home in New England have posted real snow photos.
    Like snow level with the patio table.
    My son will be out plowing in his truck 48 hrs straight. Real snow means good money for his family,
    but it is hard on the truck and hard work when you are tired.
    I am over here on the other coast suffering weather guilt, but keep in mind that they pay for it in earthquakes.
    ; )
    Stay warm!

    • Pushing Time on January 29, 2015 at 7:38 am

      Hi Chloe, always good to hear from that guilty coast in the winter (or any time really). Yeah, it really wimped out this time. Even the weather bureau apologized for the major miscall for the New York area. NYC was like a ghost town with no traffic on any of the streets after 11:pm.There are no cars on the roads except for snowplow truck until 8: or 9: in the morning. Crazy. Another one is passing our way today. This one might keep your son scooping out the roads some more days. Take care! How’s that grand baby? Great food photos! Crafting? Thanks for stopping by and joining in on the conversation.