Welcome to my little corner of cyberspace. Come on in, have a seat and grab a book! Now that you’re comfy let’s talk about writing. Here I’ll share my passions, my peeves and the insanity that is my writing…what? Hobby? Not exactly, I do it more than I would any hobby. Second job? Perhaps, but I don’t think Revenue Canada would consider it gainful employment in my case. Obsession? I swear I do not talk to myself. Well…I don’t talk back at least. What then? Is there a label to define what writing is to anyone who cannot exist without it? Probably not, but I’m willing to explore it some if you’ll indulge me.
I am never more productive than in the fall.
I’m sure everyone has their favourite time of year and I’ve often wondered why. Is it a temperature preference? For me that’s definitely true. I’ll take cool fall breezes over stifling heat any day of the week. Clears the mind and refreshes the soul.
Perhaps it’s routine, calling us back to our school days when we said we didn’t want to return, but secretly longed for it. There’s something about unused school supplies that excites my creative side. All those unsharpened pencils and empty exercise books beckon me. Even in grade school I loved that first unused page of a blue Hilroy scribbler. There was something about that first page with the cover wrapped so perfectly around the back. It was never right again until the last page, and by then the book was just messy.
I am always eager to visit Staples with that school supply list. And it’s not because I long for the kids to get back to classes (mostly not anyway), it’s because I love a shopping cart full of this stuff. I will not comment on how extra Sarasa Zebra gel pens and new journals end up amongst the stash. (Hands up) It wasn’t me, I swear.
Either way, September is here and I’m chomping at the bit to write new material and even edit old! You know you got it bad when!
I love writing. I love doing it, reading it, talking about it and hearing other’s thoughts on it. So once again, welcome. I’ll try to share useful information and I promise not to ramble…much.