Stirrings of Fall

I love fall. I think I’ve mentioned this a million or so times before. But this time of year hits, and I come alive. I have ideas, I’m ready to do things. And one of the things I do in the fall is NaNoWriMo. This year, I’m taking part in their fun Instagram challenge in September. Today’s prompt was “cover art,” so I made this for my horror story.

I’m also gearing up to teach my “Plan Your NaNo” class after a couple of years off, so most of my writing is centered around updating and touching up the materials for that. But I also made a cute graphic for it (apparently this week is for making graphics). I’ll share that below, because I’m kind of proud of it.

So not a lot of writing is happening, but there’s a lot of writing-adjacent activity. But after a really droopy summer, I’m feeling like things are moving again, and that feels very good.

I got a new idea for NaNo just over a week ago, so I need to get moving on fleshing it out. I’m going to set a goal of having a character name and some background on her by Sunday. See you then with an update!

4 thoughts on “Stirrings of Fall

  1. Writing adjacent activities are good, too. I haven’t been getting high word counts this week, even though I know I’ve still been getting things done, and I have to keep reminding myself that they count too.

  2. I’m glad fall is nearly here (today, it’s 84F even though the leaves are starting to turn) to inspire your writing. Really neat cover, good progress overall on getting ready for NaNo AND teaching. Sometimes I think that writers are visual, driven to new ideas with/by images. That Instagram challenge sounds fun, even though I haven’t mastered Instagram at all! Have a great week.

    • Thank you, Beth! I know I get ideas when I see an interesting image. And the Instagram challenge is a lot of fun. I’m enjoying seeing what everyone’s posting for the promts. Hope you have a great week, too!

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