Sorry for this being late, but I had internet/network issues last night and had to give up on fixing them after a couple hours of intense frustration. Murg.
Today I have for you some signs of fall! I love fall; it's my favorite season of the year. My mood always improves as soon as that little touch of briskness hits the air. The smells change, the sensations. Love it!
Here are some photos taken of Garden of the Gods a couple days apart (in 2012, despite what my photos say, as I did this late and utterly frustrated and aggravated with the hope that I could get it thrown up in the A.M. and, therefore, failed to check the watermark year). At the bottom of the photos, you can see some scrub that has started changing. In fact, there was a difference just within those couple of days. Day 1 was misty and drizzling. Day 2 was sunny, but with a haze. But hark, what is that? Snow on the Peak! Our first official snow on Pikes Peak definitely means fall is here.
Hubby and I have a date on Friday to drive into the mountains and see the aspens changing. We had said date last week, but then he got sick. Poor hubby. I'm hoping to have some gorgeous photos for you next week.
Now, for the links.
Jane Ann McLachlan is hosting the October Memoir and Backstory Blog Challenge, wherein she asks you to blog 25 days in October, starting on Day 1 at Year 1 of your life or your child's. The point is to cover a year in the life for each of the 25 week days. Do it as you please: write poetry, post photos, write about a character's life instead of yours. Make it what you'd like.
Free Story Release:
Our own Andrew Leon of Strange Pegs is releasing Part 5 of his Shadow Spinner series for free on Friday. Read up on Tiberius for free! However, if you download the free portion, please be sure to leave a review once you've read it.
The Steve Laube Agency did a post entitled "Even the Best Get Rejected," detailing rejections famous people received. I was amused by the last two, as they were rejections Steve Laube had made for someone who hit it big with someone else.
Harper Voyager is open for submissions from October 1 to 14th. This is a small, but exciting window with their international imprint. You do not have to be agented.
Promocave is a new platform building website for writers. They are in Beta now, and are looking to sign up the first 100 who register. It sounds like it could be interesting, but I don't know any more about it than is posted on their site.
Anything to share? Are you seeing signs of fall around you? Excited or sad to see summer go?
May you find your Muse.