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It’s autumn here! I love autumn. It’s quite possibly my favorite season. I love the leaves changing colors and the crisp autumn smell in the air. The bright, clear-blue autumn skies and the misty, foggy mornings. Mittens and apples and cozy warm sweaters.

And I love how having little ones around makes even something like the changing seasons new again, seeing it all through my girls’ eyes. I notice so many things I’d never thought about or realized before. For example, did you know that there is a weevil that lays eggs inside acorns? And that if you, say, have a 1 and 3 year old who collect acorns in buckets and carry them home to make a collection, the eggs will hatch in the night and you will wind up with little wriggling larvae all over your living room floor?

You really don’t want to know how I know that.

But I really do love autumn!

Today I’m over at Writer Unboxed, blogging about ways of incorporating backstory into your novel. Stop by!

I have a blog post I’ve been meaning to write all week all about Isolde’s relationship with her grandmother Morgan and Morgan’s voice in Dark Moon of Avalon. Complete with research and thoughts on the Celtic view of spirituality and life after death and the Otherworld.

And instead I’ve got maggots and a redirect to Writer Unboxed. Hmmm. That may say something about my life as a writer if only I think about it long enough. But no time now. I’ve got to go for a walk with my girls in the crisp autumn air and watch Bella climb trees and crunch leaves under our feet. I think we’ll leave the acorns outside, though.

This entry was posted Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 4:29 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

3 Responses to “Autumn!”

  1. Prue Batten Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Sometimes from the writing blogosphere, a budding writer gets the impression that if one doesn’t put real life on hold and sit nose to keyboard every minute and not be diverted, then one will not achieve one’s dream.
    But for me Anna, everyday is like yours.
    Whilst I no longer have little children, I have animals I love and a world and seasons to be appreciated and sometimes the WIP or the editing of the current manuscript might only get an hour or two if they are really lucky.
    Your blog makes me feel that my life is so exceptionally normal and that it all might still work out . . .

  2. Laura Says:
    October 18th, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Hello Anna!

    I LOVE this blog because I also LOVE Autumn, it is, without a doubt, my favourite Season (and Maelgwn’s too with all those raked leaves to kick)! I finished Dark Moon (sob) and just posted a review on goodreads to spread the word. Matt left today for a business trip to Hong Kong for a week so we’re all alone, I told him when he goes to NYC next, we must tag along!

    Anyway, I had to post a comment, you make me want to jump right into Autumn here; mind you, although we’re in the middle of Spring, we had so much SNOW on Saturday, such crazy weather!

    You’ll hear from me soon; I have so much to tell you, and I also did the unthinkable – I ordered that book you recommended; I read a book, then add a book so at least Mountain TBR is remaining a consistent height :)

    Take care, love to you all.


  3. anna Says:
    October 24th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Oh, yes, be warned: corresponding with me comes with the hazard of a growing TBR pile! ;-) Hope you enjoy the book, Laura!

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