I currently have Whimsy the bunny eating the broom and Maggie the mum pleading with the autumn sky for a bit of sunlight. It’s a good way to start the morning.
Life has been pretty crazy. Crazy as in amazing, and full, and just plain October-ish (which means beautiful on all levels). During the last week I’ve been sick, attended a weekend church retreat, finally got caught up with book reviews, got behind with editing, cut grass in the rain (while eating gluten-free lasagna – it was fantastic), and listened over and over again to an actual autumn song. (Come on people! We need more of those! It would keep me from breaking out the Christmas music in September.)
Last night I was talking to my dad and I suddenly realized that November is going to be packed full, too. I have retreats (which means busyness at my one non-writing-part-time-job), an out-of-state wedding, an out-of-town cousins weekend (yay!), family coming in for the holidays, work at the coffee shop, epic amounts of baking to do, a book to edit, and life to live. It’s actually pretty exciting. Autumn is my favorite time of the year, and looking at what my October and Novembers look like, it’s obvious as to why.
Sarah asked on my blog recently if I was going to do NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) this year. And, as much as I would really like to, it’s just not something I feel like I’m supposed to slip into my world at this moment. So no. I won’t be taking part in it.
But! I will be (hopefully) doing a lot of editing during November…. So maybe at times I can pretend like I’m doing NaNo so I don’t feel all sad and left out?
Are you doing NaNo this year? If so, I’d be delighted to hear about your project. I’m going to miss all the fun and comradery, so if I can at least act like I’m in the group, then that would make my little writerly heart happy.