Yet to me, Autumn always feels like the start of a new year. Maybe it's my roots as a teacher. My adrenalin surges at the thought of new students, new classes, new white board markers (always the best perk of teaching :) Now that I'm a writer, however, the season brims with new possibilities. What characters will I meet, stories will I tell, places will I invent now that my laptop calls louder than the pool? The first drift of wood smoke on an October night invigorates me. Bumping through orchards and fields to pick apples and pumpkins reenergizes me. Nothing perks me up more than stacking hay bales, potted mums and cornstalks by my mailbox.
This has been an even more hectic Fall than usual for me. My daughter Danielle left for her freshman year in college... and left me an empty nester. I completed my contract and turned in my Heartwarming on 9/16. Another Heartwarming, SOMEONE LIKE YOU, was released 9/1 and my latest YA novel, CAMP FORGET-ME-NOT comes out 10/7 with a follow-up novella, CAMP CRUSH releasing later this month. I'm almost dizzy from all of the promotional work for my releases as well as writing proposals for new novels. Yet now that the lazy daze of summer is over, I'm ready to tackle it all... even the mad, daily texting with Danielle that has permanently bent my thumbs.... But it's Autumn, which means anything and everything feels possible :) I hope you feel the same.
Wishing you all, a Happy Fall!