“Here” being the middle of Illinois where I live, we’ve had a mostly mild-temperature summer. Beautiful weather in the latter part of July allowed for us to open all the windows in our house and give the air-conditioner a break. But for the last three weeks, the daily high temperatures have been, on average, a thousand degrees.
Long, hot days make August last
f o r e v e r......
It creates a bubble of monotony wherein all creativity and motivation slows to a crawl. Writing, blogging, even social networking become monumental tasks of drudgery. (Perhaps I’m a bit melodramatic. I blame the heat.)
But today I woke to a perfect, chilly-aired autumn morning. I am wearing a sweatshirt! I have an urge to plant mums! I might consume something pumpkin-flavored! There’s a chill in the air and anything could happen!
I’m also excited because today I sent the third installment in the Warning to the Curious series to the editor, which is a huge relief. The anxiety that builds around completing a project is something I hadn’t experienced before going down this indie publishing route. Questions of “Is it good enough? Is it done? Will readers like it?” can drive a writer insane until there is nothing to do but send the story out and stop obsessing over every comma placement and word choice.
So...look for the third installment called “The First Niklaus Werner” in the next week or so, and if you want to be the first to know when it's available, sign up for my New Releases and Announcements newsletter.