Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. —Albert Camus
Fire In The Forest
It’s mid-October, and my part of the world is on fire with red, orange, and yellow leaves. As I always say to my neighbors at this time of year, “October is the reason we live in New England.” The air is crisp and every leaf is a spark of light.
As pumpkins and other winter squashes appear in grocery stores, I always feel as if I can feel the world around me preparing for the coming cold. It’s a preparation that feels bountiful as we prepare to spend the chill, dark months indoors. Nature seems to understand that there is a great deal to do to make sure that we’re ready for the snow and frost.
I find that fall is often an extremely creative, abundant, productive season for me, as well.
I find that fall is often an extremely creative, abundant, productive season for me, as well. So if you’re feeling creative, go for a walk. Stare out a window. Scratch around for new ideas, and make sure to store them in a place where you can easily reach them. I like to use Bookflow’s outline feature to capture a large number of concepts for scenes that I can organize and flesh out later. Even if you live in a warm climate, it’s always a good moment to begin gathering ideas to spin into stories during the months ahead.