Welcome, October #ThursdayThoughts

Hey, everyone. It’s the first of October, which is my favorite month of the year.

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

I’ve been on vacation this week. For the first time in several years, we’re having fall-like weather. Lows in the fifties, highs in the mid-seventies to low-eighties. Yesterday, I took advantage of the temps to sit on my porch for a while.

Leaves are still mostly green, but a little color starting to show.

Look at those crystal clear skies. And speaking of that, tonight is the Full Harvest Moon. Here’s a shot I took of a full moon in 2013. This was actually in November.

Yes, I have a fascination with full moons. You couldn’t tell it by my blog header, could you? This year, October treats us to a second one on the 31st. It’s known as a blue moon.

In yesterday’s WIP Wednesday post, I shared the playlist for my upcoming short story, House of Sorrow. It’s the prequel to the first Legends of Madeira book, Cold Dark Night. I won’t tell you a lot, but let’s say full moons play into that story.

Although I haven’t written a lot of new words this week, it’s been productive. I’ve edited, designed a book cover, and written the first draft of the dreaded book blurb.

What’s your week been like? Drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you.

23 comments

  1. I’m so excited there’s a full moon on Halloween! I might go enjoy the moon tonight if its not too smoky:) I’ve been editing this week, but snuck a poem in. Have a great rest of week, Joan.

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  2. Since I’m also in Texas you know how much the weather has improved. The moon was so bright last night it was like we left the lights on. Our house has a lot of glass so it is hard not to notice. Now that my tour is over I have to get to writing on the next book.

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  3. In Texas, we often don’t get to experience fall, and this year is an exception. I’m loving it! I too have a great fascination with the Moon and its endless cycles. On the full moon, I always put my Crystals out to charge under its rays. How cool we get two full moons this month – and on Halloween, no less!!

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    1. This reminds me of when I was in school. Back when we didn’t start until after Labor Day. Two or three weeks of warm weather, then fall. Cool about your Crystals.

      Yeah, full moons and Halloween. Got to be a story there.

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  4. We’ve been having some lovely fall temperatures, too. In my area that means mid 60s and beautiful colorful leaves. I drive a lot of tree-lined streets to and from work, and they’re utterly gorgeous right now.

    No writing for me this week, but I’m hoping to get a few hours in this Sunday on my regular writing day. Congrats on all the progress you’re making with your novella. That’s awesome!

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    1. I’m hoping this weather sticks around for a while. Next week’s forecast calls for much of the same. Many times we’ve been still in the low to mid-nineties through October. I hope to pen some new words today as I am looking forward to releasing the new series.

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  5. October is one of my favorite months as well — crisp breezes, clear skies, and changing leaves. Beautiful. Congrats on all the preparation for your upcoming launch! 😉

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