Summer is closing down and migrating toward
the southern hemisphere. It was a hot one this year, and I gladly hid out
in my house with my cats, working on various writing and art projects that
rarely required me to go outside.
Of course you miss a lot of life that way,
and for writers that can stifle creativity. I play to get out more this
autumn. I hope the winter isn't too bitterly cold, as well. And after the
snow stars falling, I'll look forward to spring.
But for now, there's the writing.
We're lucky people -- those of us who can
throw ourselves into an adventure in words and explore new places, and enjoy
living in an imaginary person's skin for a while. It can take out us out of
the heat, and it can transform a dull summer afternoon (too hot to clean
house, you know) into an exciting romp through snow clad mountains, or a
swim with mermaids in a perfect blue sea.
All you have to do is remember to enjoy the
adventure. Sometimes we miss that in our pursuit of the perfect sentence.
However, always remember that the sentence doesn't make the story. Be sure
to share the adventure as well as the perfectly placed comma!