The crows cried and the air blew cold this morning. Is the hallowed season finally here? I certainly hope so. I ushered it in with a new story.
These past two weeks it has been mulling in my brain like a cider brewing on the stove, though the initial thought of the story has existed for a month or two inside my mind. I could have let it mull a bit more but I was anxious for it to begin. So far it is off to a good start. This is my favorite time of year to write. The words seem to flow easier, as if my blood had been thinned.
October is a delicious month. For me it will end with the marvelous finale of seeing Neil Gaiman speak on Halloween. My emotions about this event are pure fangirl.
There are other things I would like to do this month. I do not know if some of them exist in California, so perhaps when I am in New York…
- Go to a pumpkin patch
- Brew homemade cider
- Compose a chapbook of Halloween poems
- Watch Hocus Pocus while sipping a mug of spiked hot chocolate
- Visit the only Dunkin Donuts in California for a seasonal drink (a lofty goal, I know, as the line has been 30 people deep both at 4am and at 5pm)
- Read Coraline
- Become an expert on the history of Samhain
- Get a Death costume together for Halloween (where can I find a cheap ankh necklace?)
- Write a scary short story
- Draft the synopsis for the story I am going to query for
What would you like to accomplish this October?