I don’t know about you, but I’m thrilled that summer is almost over. Hot, lazy days will soon give way to the briskness of autumn, which happens to be my favorite season.
Why do I love it so much? It’s not just the lower temperatures, the smell of wood smoke, or the coming of Halloween. I also adore it because it brings me back to life, inspiring my creativity. I love wrapping myself in a warm blanket on a chilly night, sipping something hot while I write for hours on end. The world seems quieter somehow, allowing me to tap into my imagination on a deeper level.
Of course, autumn also happens to be NaNoWriMo season. The combination of these two things inspires my very best writing, and I’ve never looked forward to it more than I am this year.
How about you? Do cooler temperatures make you feel more creative, or is it warm weather that gets you going? If it’s the former, how are you planning to take advantage of the next few months? If it’s the latter, what did you accomplish during the summer? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
- Edit 13 chapters between now and November.
I’m ashamed to admit it, but I still have quite a bit of editing work left over from last year’s NaNoWriMo. I’d like to get that finished so I can start fresh when November 1 rolls around.
- Edit and publish my nonfiction book by mid-October.
not sure if I can pull this off, but I’ll do my best.
- Publish blog posts more frequently.
I know it’s been slow around here. As we’ve established, I’m not a summer person. 🙂
- Participate in September’s “Reading like a Writer” challenge.
What are your writing goals for the rest of the year?
Heather is the owner/administrator of the Story Scribes community. She’s a prolific writer, web developer, and visual artist who spends every year counting down the days until NaNoWriMo.