|Sedum Autumn Joy|
Yes, this is the Reading and Writing blog! I've just changed the picture in the heading, which I took from a local walkway. I blame it on autumn. This is my favourite season and, here in Scotland, dusk is already creeping in ever earlier in the evenings. In fact, I've now cleared away all my more summery clothes to make way for the warmer, cosier kind in anticipation of even colder days. So, much as I liked my two swans on their misty loch, I now need a more autumny picture to brighten the blog.
One of the best side effects of cooler weather for me is that I come more alive. Summer is my least favourite season as it just makes me lethargic, with a tendency to overeat. But with the coming of autumn, my mind and body are more energised, eating is (slightly) more under control and the dentist and hair appointments are finally made. Please tell me I'm not the only strange person who feels this way!
On the writing front, I was excited to 'meet' the content editor for my Tween novel and to receive the edits for the first half. It was even better to read how excited she is by the book and that she didn't want to stop half way through. I'm hoping that bodes well for the tween readers who might read 'Summer of the Eagles'.
I've nearly finished creating a new blog for children's writing of all ages which will be live in the next few days. Then I'm hoping to finally finish arranging the small local launch for my Dangerous Deceit print books. And the writing group restarts soon. Oh, I do love autumn - now if only I can keep this more energised momentum going to get me through all my writing projects too!