I realize it’s not even Labor Day and, worse, I live in Florida where autumn won’t arrive for weeks and weeks. Shoot, we’re just gearing up for the heaviest part of hurricane season in my neighborhood.
But I’m looking forward to autumn. I’m already aware that the days are getting a bit shorter. Plus, I’m heading to Quebec and Maine soon. I’m already watching the weather forecasts. Do you know there are places up north where 75 degrees is the high? Leaping lizards, here I’m lucky if the overnight temperature goes down to 75 degrees.
Needless to say, I’m looking in my closet and trying on long pants, sweatshirts and shoes that aren’t sandals. We plan to do plenty of walking (and run/walk another half-marathon–woo hoo!).
Autumn means back to school and football and apple cake and Chicken Paillard with tomatoes, fennel and olives by Eric Ripert. Trust me, it’s delicious–and actually quite healthy! It means Halloween and Thanksgiving and preparations for Christmas. It means the year is winding down, and there’s still so much I hoped to accomplish that I haven’t done yet!
Historically, autumn was a time of harvest, and I do think of it as a time to take stock of accomplishments. Once I realized September 1st was creeping up on my calendar, I knew I needed to get more serious about fiction writing. I’m happy to announce I’m making steady progress on two manuscripts.
So, it’s with regret that this will be my last post on Magical Musings. I have loved being a part of this blog and community. But between the day job, my teaching schedule and now powering forward with fiction, I had to let go of something. I know the Muses here will continue to introduce readers to great books. I hope next year to swing back by and show off one of my new books!
But first I have to harvest it. Hmmm, the next few weeks, I’ll be mulching my fiction.
What do you harvest during the fall?