Friday, September 4, 2009

Fall introspection. What's in store for you?

Since I finished Strachan's Attic (and I'm still waiting to see if my agent wants to take it on in addition to Hafan Deg), I've been in an extremely quiet, introspective mood. I thought it was because of my vacation in England, the inevitable upset of my routine, but I see that's only part of this state of mind.

The light is changing in my little neck of the woods, and there's a tiny nip in the air overnight. I should have immediately recognized my feelings. It's that hint of fall that gives me a totally different view of things. It happens every year, without fail, a need for deep examination of where I've been and where I think I'm going. And so it's almost fall again, bringing an almost delicious anticipation of soft, warm sweaters, and even more snuggling-with-cats-on-the-sofa, and contemplative moods.

It's the season for knuckling down to the real work, with no outside distractions, and certainly no temptation to sip wine on waterside restaurant decks. I'll enjoy cooking soups, and baking cinnamon-scented yummy things. Fewer people will pop in to chat, opting to stay sensibly at home in the warmth, surfing for something worth watching on TV.

I've been watching a lot of BBC News. CNN has started to pall, and I never thought I'd ever say that. In fact, it's a real shame I have no fireplace.

I'm guessing I'll have nothing much to blog about, only the rehashing of things past, which is covered in my archives anyway. If I get something new to impart (e.g. agent offering a contract for Strachan) you'll know about it, but, in the meantime, you won't see much of me. Perhaps I'll redo my page design. Melissa changes her background every day, I think. Very nice.

And I'll begin my new book, she said confidently.

What does the fall have in store for you?


Suzanne said...

HI Fran! What a lovely home.

I am so glad you found my blog. I fell in love with you and your journey eons ago! So happy things are going well. :)

Melissa Marsh said...

Fran, I love your home. So cozy! And I must admit, I adore my fireplace. There is nothing quite like a cool autumn night with a good book, my kitty, and my fireplace. :-)

I do love not having t.v. - it really forces me to do other things. But like today (where I'm feeling extremely unmotivated) I wish I had one so I could just aimlessly watch nothing. See? That's exactly why I DON'T need one! Hahaha...

Have a glorious day, dear Fran.

Jennifer Major said...

Fran - you make not having anything to blog about so cozy and inviting! Goodluck with beginning that next book. My favorite part!