October always begins a happy reawakening in me. Autumn to me clears the way for soups and stews and unobstructed creativity.
This year it also includes the beginning of the end as we enter the danger zone of this prolonged period of unemployment; but I can’t despair . . . only excitedly await the transformation at the end of this journey.
Then there’s Halloween!
Speaking of Samhain, my fiend Eliseo has written an e-book about The Celtic Moon Goddess that draws on a multitude of sources and makes way for his own personal discovery on the scholarship of Celtic mythology (which is faith or origin, depending on where you stand). Download a sample of the first few chapters at Smashwords.
Then there’s NaNoWriMo!
I already have the beginning synopsis, part of the outline and started the character study for my novella, May You Grow Old and Fat (click for details published at Kali’s
). Temple of Doom
There are going to be large themes to tackle here: from religion to education; from civil rights and responsibilities; greed and power and how they intermarry to create a whole new monster that eats away not only at the souls of the afflicted but also poisons the society that draws from that well.
Of course, my state of mind pretty much guarantees that because I can’t punch someone in the face right now, some characters are going to get quite a beating.
Clarity through literary atrocities: it’s cheaper than therapy.
Then it’s December!
That means several things from my birthday to Jesus’ own, but to me it means Armitage in The Hobbit.
Somewhere between now and year’s end, I want to release The Scent of Honeysuckle (ghost story => Halloween: seems like a natural), finish Poetic Justice or the first installment of Chronicles of Ash. Details can be found here.
The rest is life and I’ll do as I must until it self-corrects and I can overcome.