Spring Blogfest: October Weeks

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Ah, spring! Not my favorite season but a very welcome one :-) Living in Vermont, winter can last a long time, so seeing nature bloom once more renews both energy and hope. It’s an incredibly refreshing sight when the trees start to bloom, the grass is once again green, and the flowers begin to grow. After a long winter, those things are almost enough to bring someone to tears…or throw a party :-)

I also get a big burst of energy to get things organized for the rest of the year. Things that can be done ahead of the next winter (which isn’t fun to think about after just getting rid of the snow lol), so that I don’t have to worry or leave them for the last minute and scramble to get them done. The weather is still iffy—we get snow in April and, on occasion, May, and the spring flooding from the snow melt—but that snow isn’t going to be around long, and the temperatures warm.

That same renewal of life also helps refresh my imagination. When March rolls in, I start getting so many ideas for books it’s overwhelming. I write a few pages to a chapter for each one so I won’t lose the voice of the character that came to me. Some of those ideas will become novels or novellas, maybe a short story or two, and some will never get written because there is not enough time in one life to write all the books that are floating around in my mind!

Two of my favorite scents of the season are the smell of lilacs and the smell of maple syrup being made—Vermont has the best maple syrup.

What are your favorite things about spring?

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When slayers around the globe start disappearing in a familiar pattern—Josef’s pattern—she’s put on the hunt. And despite the painful memories and very real threat to her future that come with tracking him down, Tuck is certain of one thing: she is going to make Josef Dragos wish he’d never been born.

About the Author: October Weeks is a dark fantasy/horror writer and a reader with too many books and not enough shelves!

She lives in Vermont. Autumn is her favorite season—October and November are her favorite months.

Loves: reading, writing, movies (horror, sci-fi, and fantasy especially), taking walks, fishing, and family

Obsessions: Lindt dark chocolate and the SyFy Channel (Haven!).

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  1. I live in SE Michigan and winter weather is flexing its muscles again today. We have snow…anywhere from 1″ to 8-10″ in some places. Geez, give it up already! I love to see the first flowers of spring, Forsythia, Daffodils, Tulips, Lilacs. Oh, and the flowering trees are a favorite too, Dogwood, Red Bud are a couple of my favorites. While I do like all the seasons (yes, even winter), summer is my favorite season by far.

  2. We had a little snow last night, though it’s sunny today and melting. But April always gives a last HURRAH…or two 🙂

  3. Rita Wray says:

    I love spring and the warmer weather. I enjoy working in my garden and planting pretty flowers.

  4. I am so looking forward to spring, it is slowly warming up, bulbs are trying hard to come out of the ground and bloom.

  5. I live in Arizona, so this time of year is beautiful weather. In the low 90’s most of this week. I can sit out on my patio with a book, my fur-buddies, and listen to the birds or look at my flowers. I get a lot of reading done in the Spring.

  6. I enjoy the longer daylight hours where I feel like getting more things done and the temperatures are not too hot yet.

  7. like the flowers

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  8. The Longer days and the smell of the flowers! The Damned sounds good!

  9. I love the smell of lilacs when they bloom!

  10. Tara Woods says:

    I love working in the garden, the blooming flowers and the warm weather.

  11. Nikolina says:

    My most favorite thing about spring is the warmer weather and the nature turning green again!

    • October Weeks says:

      Congrats on winning the $10 gift card! I can’t seem to pull up an email for you–could you email me at: haunted_october @ yahoo.com .Thank!

  12. October Weeks says:

    And the winner of the $10 Amazon gift card is… Nikolina!

    Please email me at haunted_october @ yahoo.com so I can send you your prize!

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