It's almost that time of the year again for Authors all over the world. National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner. I didn't participate last year - too many things going on around me. However, I've already signed up for this year. Several ideas are bouncing around in my head and I have several other idea written down in my Writing Journal, but I still feel nervous and overwhelmed.
Fall is not quite in the air around my little ranch house but I know it's coming soon. A few leaves rumble along the ground as the skies turn dark before a storm. The nights are a little cooler...actually just right for sitting out on the deck with a warm cup of coffee.
Fall, for me, means another year older (birthday is October 6th; the ending to a long, hot summer; the smells of cinnamon, apples, and nutmeg; and time to plan for the upcoming holidays. Fall is my favorite time of the year with Thanksgiving being my favorite holiday. It used to be Halloween, but all my kiddos are grown and I haven't had a trick-or-treater (other than my grand kids) in nearly 10 years. So, I enjoy getting together with family on Thanksgiving and cooking. My second favorite fall/winter holidays would have to be Christmas (mainly because I get nearly 2 weeks off from work...lol.)
What do you like/love/hate about Fall? What is your favorite upcoming holiday and why?
Author Savannah Rose
(For those who don't know, my real name is Angela Ross. My pen name is Savannah Rose. This blog site will get a little facelift soon. I'm taking a break from writing. Doing a little editing on previous works and focusing on other areas of my life. Through the next few months, I may try out different ideas for my blog. Please feel free to share your thoughts.)
Yes...this is a real picture that I took myself while on vacation at Panama City Beach, FL. A complete week of not getting up at 5:15 a.m. to get ready and go to work for 9-10 hours a day. I could have stayed here the rest of my life but real life was calling me home.
I'm not much of an ocean person (or pool person for that matter) so this is what I did to pass the time while Da Hubs floated around with the creepy little fish that invaded the shoreline.
This is me taking a selfie while I stopped at a table to drink the wonderful French Vanilla Cappuccino from Starbucks while the Da Hubs got him an ice cream at a nearby shop.
And yes, this is me kayaking at Shell Island. First time ever and I LOVED IT! Living so close to the river, I think this might be something I'd like to do more often.
YUP...Da Hubs and I on our first day at the beach. I did get in the water because it was so freakin' hot but only for a short time. Once I saw those creepy little fish and heard a girl only a few feet away from me say "Jelly fish", I exited stage left really, REALLY, quick.
And here is where I planted my feet once the sun went down and the crowd thinned out in front of our beachfront condo.
Overall, we had a great time. Despite a couple of bruises from the kayak banging up on my legs while I tried to climb in and a severe sunburn (mainly because the bag with the sunscreen was in Da Hubs's kayak), I'd do it all over again. NO writing was done during this vacation. I only packed a book, some clothes, and a smile that I had an entire week to decompress.
Today was my first day back on the 40-hour-week job. A week's work of catching up to do along with an air conditioner that forgot it was summer didn't make the grumpiness of returning to work any easier. But hey...I have my memories of PCB.
Hello...my name is Angela. My pen name is Savannah Rose. Welcome to my blog: Author Savannah Rose. I'll post happenings from my tiny ranch house and a little about my experience as an Indie Author. Please feel free to comment on any post (but try to keep it PG people, I have grand children...lol).