Decided it was time to take down my Christmas blog when I got an email from my husband’s cousin telling me it looks great today. This is that time of year when I lose track of time and stay so busy I have to keep my schedule very handy. We have somewhere to be every single day this week and into the next one. In between appointments, I have managed to rewrite my WIP about six times. May this be the last one before my editor gets it. But I consider that real progress, considering the just passed holidays and the hubbub that goes with it.

We had a quiet New Year’s Eve with my hub sleeping through the midnight fireworks and  me pretty much not able to see them very well due to the falling snow. Oh yes, we have plenty of snow to keep us busy with shovels, snowblowers and the snow plow on the Jeep. But that’s what we expect in Colorado. What we don’t expect are these unusually cold temperatures that have been hanging around lately. It was minus four degrees when we got up. But it was a sweltering sixteen by the time we left for Montrose and twenty when we returned several hours later.

However, the purpose of this post is simply to update my blog and to hope all of you had a safe and happy new year’s eve and are enjoying 2019 so far. If I pull myself together soon, I might even take down the tree and Christmas decorations on schedule this Sunday.



About jtzortman

Author of "WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW" - A Grandparent's Journey Through Grief, first place award winning novel "FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST" and award-winning novel "SNOW ANGEL", and the first of three novellas in her The Drifter Series called JAKE - Whiskey, Water & Wildfire. Contributing author to anthologies "Felons, Flames & Ambulance Rides", "American Blue", "Recipes by the Book: Oak Tree Authors Cook" and "The Centennial Book of The National Society of Daughters of the Union 1861-1865". Numerous articles, poems and short stories published since 1990. Charter Member of the Public Safety Writers Association and member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Winner of ten writing awards. I live in a quaint Colorado mountain tourist town with my husband and Siamese cat. When deeps snows blanket the terrain and spectacular views from my windows, it becomes the perfect spot in which to write.
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  1. Happy New Year, Jackie! Thanks for reminding me what that white stuff looks like 😉 Love your photos.

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    • jtzortman says:

      Thanks, Nancy. I’m sure you Floridians do need a reminder about what snow looks like. Anytime you want to see it again, you are welcome to use our guest room.


  2. Tanks for the post, Jackie. Happy New Year to you and yours. Six drafts? Wow! I’m impressed. I’m struggling to finish my first version of my fourth book. You go girl!

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    • jtzortman says:

      Not going too fast, Thonie. I’m still rewriting, though right now it’s formatting that has me bluffed. This is also my fourth book. This one’s a novella, so it’s not as impressive to get this far as it is with a normal sized novel.


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