Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Tonight's the witching night, which means sugared up kids staying up way past their bed time. My schedule has been so hectic, I haven't have a chance to do anything festive for the holiday (aka Samhain). We definitely need to put Hector out tonight. (Hector is our zombie, with added fedora because he has flair.) Since I am on campus teaching today, I have to remind the better half to do that.

Based on what I have spotted on Facebook, my friends are pumpkin carving fiends! 

This time of year always reminds me of college, for some reason, which was spent in the woods in Connecticut. The cold fall air, the vibrant colors on the leaves, the smell of mulling spice and wool sweaters. Living in the City doesn't have the same impact, and it is always this time of year that I miss living in the middle of nowhere. Maybe someday I'll go back to that…

Anyway, the update on book two is that… I am still working on it! Cue the applause. My time has been really stretched so I am fitting in writing where I can. I have a goal to get the first draft done by Christmas. Let's keep our fingers crossed on that one.

Also, got the wind under my wings to start on the YA urban fantasy. Hoping to spend tonight outlining it while I man the door for the tiny ghouls and goblins (and Power Rangers and Powder Puff Girls) who ring my bell.