I don’t know about you but I love this time of year. Autumn is my favourite season. I love the colour changes in the leaves, hearing the crunch underfoot, the chill in the breeze and of course, lighting all the candles.
There are other reasons I love this season the main one being what I call my writing season. Over the years I’ve noticed a pattern that I seem to have with my writing. Summer for example is always a season of little to no writing, I spend it refilling my well, doing things with my family and not having any structured routines. Spring is a time for reflection and editing, going over everything I’ve written and figuring out where I’m going next.
Autumn and Winter are seasons for writing. I don’t know if it’s the darker evenings and mornings, the colder weather, and lighting candles. Whatever it is though it becomes my main focus. I love Preptober in October, NaNoWriMo in November and the whole writing community seems to come alive after a lazy, sleepy summer.
I’m am really ready to get back to writing. Things over the last 18 months have been a little hit and miss due to ill health and other personal things. I crave the routine, sitting down, lighting my favourite candles, listening to my favourite ambient music and setting the scene to create my favourite writing space. I even have a beautiful old bureau now that I have set up purely for writing and I am excited. It feels like Christmas.
Here’s a link to my ambient playlist on YouTube. I wrote Crestwood Falls listening to the Narnia soundtrack.
I will be taking part in NaNoWriMo this November. Writing a novella which is part of my overall series world and will come straight after the first main book Crestwood Falls, which releases (hopefully) early 2023.
I also have a lot of other plans for the next few months such as creating my publishing strategy and implementing everything I have learnt in Sarra Cannon’s Publish and Thrive Course, curating a newsletter that I hope helps other writers as well as information for readers, a big event in my writing group in January and many other things. I’m so pumped for the future right now.
I would love to hear from you. Do you have a specific season you find better for writing? What is your current WIP about? Do you have an upcoming release you’d like to share? Feel free to drop a message in the comments.
Thank you for reading.