photo © 2010 Louise Docker | more info (via: Wylio)I'm so happy to have my daughter home on spring break. I've missed her so much! She's doing well at college and really having a great time there, but her absence is felt at home.
Her spring break seems really early this year. We've still got a foot of snow on the ground and more falling this week. It's hard to remember that in a matter of weeks things will be green and blooming, warm and fresh.
This anticipation of the change of seasons has me wondering about seasons in my novels. I've written stories set during the winter and the spring and high summer, and I've written a couple set in the fall. I didn't really set out to have variety of seasons in my stories. They just happened that way. Some stories are set around a particular holiday, such as my upcoming Christmas novella: Christmas Service, or the Fourth of July celebration in A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas. The Bartered Bride needed to finish up in November, since the events in the story are based upon an actual event in history that took place in the month of November 1905.
So, question for you, do you incorporate different seasons into your work? Have you included holidays?