Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sleepy Gloomy Day...

It actually looks like rain outside. Boy isn't that a change!

That has been a rarity in these parts of Southern Kentucky all summer and the dark sky has me wanting to curl up into my cocoon, wrap my wings tightly around me and snuggle down with a good book or movie.

The sky is a hazy overcast gray, tempered by cooler weather than we've had in a long time. The trees are already losing leaves and I realize we're not really that far from the onset of Autumn. The ground is damp from the light rain we had through the night and the air is filled with the smell of fall. I can feel it in my bones and it sets my senses to tingling.

I've always found it funny. I can feel the changes in weather and seasons within myself...like a calling upon my soul that things are going into a transition, a different phase and mentality. It's darker earlier in the evenings as well as for longer in the mornings. And to think we don't even change the time until the beginning of November! I can only imagine how it will be come then.

My garden is done for, as are most of my flowers in the yard and there's a great urgency in the squirrels as they bounce across our yard with a walnut pooching their cheeks out to find a good hiding spot for them, stocking up. I actually found a walnut sitting on the stand next to our mailbox. Not sure how it got there considering there are no trees hanging over. The closest walnut tree is down the road on the opposite side in our yard. I honestly don't think the nut fell from the tree and landed that far away.

And here I am indoors, thinking about how it won't be long before I start decorating for Christmas on the porch and throughout the house. It will be upon us before you know it. This year has been full of ups and downs and what a ride it's been.

I'm also thinking about my writing, of course. The excerpt from my previous blog is turning into something quite different than just a short. Yesterday I almost reached 10,000 words and today I will pick back up at the beginning of the sixth chapter. I'm trying to decide if this should be a novella or a novel. I'm not really sure. I suppose I will write and just see where it carries me.

If anyone would like to read more of it, feel free to let me know and I'll be more than happy to share it.

Have a wonderful pre-autumn day.


Ciara Gold said...

Congrats on getting so much done on your writing. I have 20,000 more words to write on a short novella I'm working on and oh but those last words are dragging.

And yes, it's neat how your body can anticipate the changes in the weather. I teach, so the weather really affects the mood of the class.

Taryn Raye said...

Thanks Ciara,

Since I'm writing for me right now and not a publisher, I know my freedom to write when and how much is all up to me, my back's not to the wall with a deadline. I can only imagine how it would be if I did actually have deadlines set by someone else other than myself. Egad! (but in some ways I look forward to it someday in the hopefully near future.)

My body anticipates a lot of things besides weather. I never can pinpoint exactly what the change is, but sometimes I feel as though something big is going to happen. When it actually does, I'm not all that surprised. Instinct? Maybe.