Scatterbrained Post

Autumn has arrived! The leaves are starting to change color and are falling from the trees. They aren’t falling fast enough for me, though. I cannot WAIT to jump into a leaf pile! After autumn comes winter, when it’s too cold to go anywhere or do anything. As my friend Heather says, this is writing season. Well, it’s creating season, really, whether you’re a writer or an artist or a musician…

This is the time of year that my mind starts to run in a million directions. Heather and I met up over the weekend to discuss some artistic ideas that we have for MN Mermaids so be sure to keep an eye on that blog. There are some amazing things in the works, including informational and interactive articles. Of course, articles aren’t the only things we have planned but… to find out more, just follow the blog and we’ll be sure to update you as things come up!

After meeting Heather, I met up with my friend Erin to work on more planning of our Halloween party coming up in October. When we were younger, we used to have the BEST parties for Halloween and this year we decided to resurrect it. I’m so excited! We met at Barnes & Noble, where I had my first Pumpkin Latte of the season, and that yummy tiramisu parfait pictured above.

Writing has been on my mind, including the current projects that I’m editing and upcoming projects. Stories are taking shape in my mind. Last year at this time I was taking my poetry senior seminar. In October I wrote a chapbook and an entire novel. Let’s see what this October brings! Although, I’m considering NaNoWriMo this year now that school has ended. Maybe I’ll have to delay the writing of an entire novel one month. (If I can do it again. I had a lot of sleepless nights.)

School has ended! This is the first year in quite some time that I’m not in school. I thought I’d miss it as I spent my last year walking around campus. I thought I’d miss the campus, the energy, even the classes. And while my college campus IS beautiful, I’m not sorry that I’m not there! When my friends talk about homework, I just think “Hallelujah! I’m done!”

It’s Banned Books Week! What are you reading to celebrate your freedom to read?

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Sam
    September 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    This is the first year for me too that I didn't go back in the fall… it was (and is) weird! I miss it, but at the same time, I'm kind of loving this new adult-y freedom, lol. Short-lived as it is though.. I'm going back in the winter I think/hope.

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    Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl
    October 9, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Will we hear and maybe even see more about the party you're planning? 🙂 And wow, you wrote a whole novel in one month last October? This sounds like it was a very productive month indeed!

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