Bobbing for Apples

It’s fall here in Michigan and my thoughts turn to pumpkins and apples and Halloween. To pulling out my fuzzy sweaters and finding my riding boots. I know that spring is supposed to be the season of rebirth, but there’s just something about fall that renews my soul. I’ve made more progress on my WIP in the last two weeks that I have all summer, which makes me happy. And I just feel lighter and more peaceful in general, which is a good thing, since I’ve had a rough couple of months with my health.

The downside of being in the season of renewal for me, is that I get swamped with story ideas. Oh, that sounds rough, doesn’t it? But I am easily distracted *ohhh! shiny* and having half a dozen new story ideas swirling around in my brain makes it really hard to finish up the WIP I’m working on. Especially when there’s one idea in particular that starts clamoring to be written, and is not waiting patiently on my list of To Be Writtens.

For now, I’m able to ignore the siren call of the new stories and finish my WIP, but it gets harder and harder each day to resist. I’ve been working on my current WIP for over a year now, and I’m dying to move on to something else, but I know I have to finish or I’ll never go back. And unfortunately, it’s one of those stories that could either be the best thing I’ve ever written or the worst. Some days it’s really hard to tell which. But I owe it to my WIP and myself to finish, one way or another.

So, as hard as it is, my shiny new ideas can wait their turn with the rest of them, like apples in a barrel. I’ll be drinking some Pumpkin Spice Latte and getting this revision finished in time to start querying this winter. And when I’m done, maybe we can all go bobbing for apples together 🙂 cause I have no idea how I’m going to choose what to work on next!!!



  1. Oh the horror – too many muses!  😉  I love fall, but it is hard for me to say goodbye to summer.  Good luck on your WIP!

  2. Use your shiny new idea for NaNoWriMo!  And you owe it to your CPs to finish your WIP so I can see how it ends!!!

  3. So true that a change in seasons brings on a flux of creativity. And like you, the fall is the most inspiring for me. I find it really difficult to stick to one project at a time. I’m kind of all over the place right now and, ironically, am going to blog about it today. 😛

  4. One piece of writing advice I had is that you should write down a basic story idea every day. That way, when you go to write something new you have a whole collection of ideas to choose from.