Last week my kids went back to school which means craziness has returned to our home. We are back to dashing here and dashing there. I already miss the slower pace of summer.
I have developed a heavier heart this week. I feel colder. The world seems darker. It is as if I am starting to mourn the passing of summer already. The stores have even started started decorating their windows with red, orange and yellow hues and as I amble by them wearing my recently unpacked cardigans it feels as though they are taunting me.
Since autumn is just around the corner, I have had to admit to myself that I did not accomplish all the goals I had set for myself for this summer. I wanted to finish editing and rewriting my one novel and complete one entire first draft of another by the first week of September. Perhaps I was a bit over ambitious but neither of those two things happened. I am pleased with my rewriting/editing progress and have a better sense of direction with that novel after focusing on it during the month of August and I managed to get about a third of the way through two different first drafts that i look forward to returning to once I am satisfied with my final polishing touches on the novel I am editing.
I have also been playing around with some fun and challenging projects that will all be posted on here throughout the month of September.
I am part of Voice Week which has me contemplating and working on writing a scene told from five different character’s point of views to improve on my ability to use different voices within a narrative.
Ozlem Yikici has recently posted a writing game on her blog which I am intrigued by and have agreed to participate in it.
I am working out a more structured approach to my blog posts with set days for certain ramblings and themes. Possibly bringing back my featured writer posts which proved so popular earlier in the summer and adding other features as well. I hope to reveal more in a few weeks.