It's my favorite time of year, in spirit at least. I love the spooky season vibes. The cold rainy part of Fall, not so much. I do enjoy being curled up in lots of layers with a cozy drink though, so I guess it evens out.
The kid's are all back to school, emphasis on the ALL. That's right, I HAVE FREE TIME! I've not had alone time at home in years. At first, in September, I was so overwhelmed by it (and the anxiety of just everything) that I went into rest and recover mode. I did absolutely nothing, no reading, no writing. I needed it though, and I highly recommend it.
In October I got a lot of my energy back, minus a few bad weather flair ups. I binged lots of movies, have been working on reading the back log of books stashed on my kindle, and plotted my return to some writing projects. I'm semi-prepared to NANOWRIMO too.
And finally, even more of a boost of motivation (and a kick in the ass to impostor syndrome) is the release of Don't Break the Oath - Women of Horror Volume 4 from Kandisha Press, featuring a story of mine titled "An Agreement". I was beyond excited to get this story acceptance, I love all the Women of Horror volumes, and I can't wait for people to read this story. It's available everywhere today!
Here is the link: books2read.com/brokenoath
Happy haunting today guys and I'll see you on the other side!