Happy Autumn!


photo from Just a Smidge of This and That.

Happy Autumnal Equinox, everybody! The leaves haven’t started to change just yet that I’ve seen but there’s definitely a change in the air. Days will get noticeably cooler and shorter, and 2018 begins its wind-down.

The transitional seasons of Spring and Autumn have always appealed to me the most; Spring, with it’s newness and Autumn with its abundance of harvested goods. With the approach of Fall, I anticipate pumpkin-scented candles and brilliantly-colored leaves skittering across our lawn, ready be raked into mounds inviting the playful to jump in!

Admittedly I have taken a bit of a creative hiatus, but I’m hoping this will pass and Inspiration hits. I’ve spent most of time reading library books, and there’s nothing wrong with that.  But I can’t just passively wait for the Muses to return. So I realize that, being how early morning is always my most creative and productive time, I am going to have to set up some ground rules for myself. This will mean a drastic change to my morning routine.

Well, first things first; I’ll still feed the cats (#1 priority if I’m to have ANY semblance of a peaceful morning) while my water heats for coffee. But here’s where I get distracted; FACEBOOK!

So instead of checking good ol’ FB out whilst sipping my French Roast, I am going to have to FORCE myself to actually work on plunking out a few words. So from say, 4:30-5:30 am at least (or whenever the girls decide to jump on the bed and start walking on us) I will, if nothing else, sit for 1 full hour–inspiration candle lit, creativity meditation strumming through my earbuds, “plotting cap” tiara slapped on my head–and if I can’t put forth on screen actual paragraphs of satisfactory fiction, I will brainstorm with pen in hand and scribble  down whatever scraps I can.

A few obstacles still rear their ugly heads for which I don’t know quite know how to maneuver around yet but I won’t let that completely derail me from getting back to my first true love–writing!




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