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Wednesday, September 25, 2013


The thing about seasons is that they change.

Finally, it is Fall.  My favorite. But it is still too warm here for boots or hot cider. Still too warm for the leaves to drop with a shhhuuuussh  and await my forthcoming ccrrruuunnnccchhhh.  Still too warm to smell Christmas in the wind.

But then it will change again, quicker than a blink.  Winter will come and nature will go into hiding.

That is how I feel right now, in my writing life.  My writing is hiding within me, like a seed in Winter.  Frozen a bit perhaps.  Snuggled down deep, waiting to awaken.

And you know, it's not a bad feeling, really.

I rarely ever, EVER take a break because the IDEAS are always THERE and they are very persistent.  I've been tinkering with some things, but not starting anything new really.  I mean, I know what I want to work on next, but it feels like it's still in the seed stage, and the warming sun is a ways off.

And I hadn't intended this little mini-break.  But it feels quite good to merely drag my toes across the surface of writing and not cannonball in just yet.

But soon.  Soon.

Because the thing about seasons is that they change.



Kelly Polark said...

Breaks are good. When you get back to writing (which is probably soon!), I think you will enjoy it more after a little hiatus.

Enjoy fall!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I've been taking a looooooong break that I didn't intend. We sold our house and I appear to be moving to Seattle! I hope once I'm settled again the writing will resume. I feel a bit off balance.

I know you will write something spectacular when you're ready.

Nancy Villalobos said...

Whatever you write next will be well worth waiting for. I'm so happy about the new editions coming out in 2014.

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