It’s FALL. That means sweaters, pumpkins, lattes, leaf piles, and owls and foxes on EVERYTHING.
No more bugs! No more 90 degrees! And the scent of dying leaves even smells good!
I love fall. It is truly a great time of year. I think it is especially a great time of year to do one of my favorite things. WRITE. Autumn is a great time to write, and let me tell you why.
It is now the time of year when it is socially acceptable to never leave your cave.
In summer everyone is all BEACHES, PARTIES, VACATIONS!!! And as a writer you are just staring out your window at all the little kids as they carry their noodles and go off to the pool, and you’re just sitting there indoors. Writing.
You feel a little like you might be judged.
But no longer! It’s autumn. Now it’s cold, rainy, and cloudy and no one is going to blame you if you don’t go outside.
Autumn is also the season of great literary importance. September 22 is the birthday of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, and it is also when Frodo set off with his companions for Rivendell.
Don your cloak, grab your dagger, stuff a map in your pocket (don’t forget a handkerchief), and go hit the road to find your adventure, but remember “if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
Did someone say pumpkin spice??
While writers will unabashedly chug down large amounts of tea and coffee any day of the year, during fall it is now both fashionable and practical.
It’s cold and grey, and nothing says have a warm beverage more than a blustery day.
MOODS. I don’t know why but fall is just MOODY. Like mist, bare trees, howling wind, and leaves that rattle down the sidewalks. The very air smells like inspiration!