Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Autumn Joy

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!



joanne fox said...

I have that sedum in my garden but it hasn't coloured up yet - still green! I'm sure it was red by this time last year.

Autumn always feels like a bit of a fresh start for me too. I like to read about all the new college courses that are starting up - even if I never enrol for any!

Sounds like things are going really well with Summer of the Eagles. Very exciting!

Talli Roland said...

I love autumn too... but we haven't even had a proper summer, blah! Apparently it's been the coldest in 13 years.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Joanne - glad you like autumn too! I know what you mean about a new start - maybe it's throwback to strating a new school term at this time.

Hello Talli - welcome to the autumn club! I didn't realise this summer was so bad in some parts of the country.

K.C. Woolf said...

We're at the start of what seems to be a proper second summer, after one of the wettest months of August ever. I love the autumn, but I love the sun even more, so I'm going to enjoy the next couple of days to the full, and thén prepare for autumn. :-)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hope you get that last bit of sun, K.C!