Pumpkin Spice arrived with more of a bang than fall. The weather station says it’s still summer, but here in the US, Labor Day weekend (5 September), the start of another school year, and the arrival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte at the worldwide coffee shop signals fall.
What happened to Summer? It’s still HOT here in Central Texas, so it feels like summer. I just stepped outside and my glasses fogged over because of the high humidity. Don’t get me wrong: I LOVE all things pumpkin spice (except the Pumpkin Spice Latte). Fall is my favorite food time of the year. (Peppermint mochas coming in a close second.)
However, if fall is here, my pledge to write a new short story every month in 2022 is almost done. And yes, eight stories are written, edited, and already distributed to my newsletter subscribers. (Check out the link below to subscribe and get the final four.) My problem? I have another half dozen in various stages of completion and at least another dozen in my head.
Before 2022 began, I swore I couldn’t write short stories (never mind twelve of them), and now I’ve completed twelve. So, what’s wrong with having more? Which one to write next!
I guess the adage about Writer’s Block – It’s not having nothing to say, it’s having too much to say – is true. While all these short stories have slowed down the progress of Midnight Goblins, it has given me new insights into my characters (and perhaps one or two will spring into novels). So, I’m not going to complain about all these stories.
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