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That Fall Feeling

I love the autumn. I guess that’s pretty obvious from the picture on my blog page. When I was growing up, there wasn’t much of a fall season. It seemed to go from summer to winter in about a week. By Halloween we were trudging through snow in our heavy coats, flashing our costumes at the people who opened the door. The place I live in now has a regular fall season full of colorful leaves, sharp cool air, and crisp apples. As I said before, I love it.

Surprisingly, I’ve never actually set any of my stories during the fall. The one I’m working on now is close, but it’s set around the beginning of the school year and the storyline should wrap up before autumn well and truly starts. The idea that is percolating in the back of my mind (The story I will start whenever I manage finish what I’m working on now) will take place primarily in winter.

But here and now it’s fall, and I am having a hard time concentrating on everything I have to do. Instead, my attention drifts out the window, and I keep finding excuses to go outside. I think I’ll let my revisions go for a day, load my toddler in a stroller, and go for a walk. I can call it research for that autumn book I’ll write one day.

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