Hi All! This week I am going to do a double smile.
The first half is that it is mid-October, my favorite month of the year! It was a beautiful weekend. It was warm for New Hampshire in mid-October, but not out of character. The sun was shining and the sky blue, though not the deep, deep blue we will most likely see later this week when it will be sunny but cooler – I have often talked about October Blue Skies and there is no color quite like it.
The autumn colors this year were a bit odd. The trees stayed green longer and when they did turn, it seems many went from green to brown and fell off pretty quick. That being said, it was a gorgeous weekend not only in weather, but in fall foliage.
Beautiful October weather and great color always brings a huge smile.
My second smile is about writing.
I used to write quite a bit and really enjoyed it. But then I grew a little depressed about it and wrote less and less. It kind went down to a trickle and I have only been writing the weekly 100 word Friday Fictioneer stories lately, and skipped plenty of those.
I have recently been revisiting my writing. I have come up with an idea for a new story and wrote an 11,000 word synopsis last week. Later in the week, I sat down and wrote a 6,000 word short story. So a lot of words written last week!
Yes, I have had weeks that have been much more prolific, but since I have been in a writing drought for almost two years, it was great to just sit down and let the words flow.
So those were my smiles for the week, enjoying a beautiful October weekend and a return to writing.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Note – I am no longer compiling the smiles into a weekly post as I used to – Sorry, I do not have time.