Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kari's Kave: Fall Inspiration

I know it's not fall yet, but I love the cool crisp feeling in the air. The haziness of hot, steamy summer days goes away, and everything looks sharp and vivid. I'm looking out my window as I type this, and there's a huge tree that's already turning colors. Fall is just so pretty, it's my favorite time of year.

I wish the season lasted longer.

While it's here, I intend to use it for inspiration. I have my cup of tea and warm snuggy on, and the sun is shining bright outside. The hubby is gone and the kids are off to school. Oh the possibilities for the day ahead of me.

I love writing the end, and finishing a project. Then comes the polishing and editing and copy edits, etc. until I can finally close the door on that particular book. It is what it is. Now the exciting part comes. It's time to start a brand new book.

I repeat...oh the possibilities.

I have so many ideas I want to write, yet so many ideas I need to write. I have my traditionally published books I'm contracted for with deadlines and all. Then I have my self-published books that readers are asking for, with my own personal deadlines.

If I've learned anything, it's to write the book that's burning within. That excitement and passion will shine through on the pages. I guess I need to pull out my calendar first and figure out what I have to do, then plug in what I "want" to do :-)

Here's to being inspired, people. Now, go forth and prosper. By the way...what inspires you?


Cassy Pickard said...

Kari: You are so right about the fall. It's always been the "New Year" for me. I grew up in an academic household and was is in academic for years myself- September is the beginning of the year. Our trees, too, are beginning to change. I love it.

I also hear you about beginnings, middles and ends of projects. I'm ending one now with the editing process. I find a tug between letting one go (like putting a kid on the school bus and trusting all will be okay) and starting the new one ( no metaphor for that as it would be R- rated).

Anita Clenney said...

Kari, I love fall too. It's the best season. The cooler air and colors. It's magical.

I'm inspired by lots of things. In particular, I love both the sunshine and the moonlight. A beautiful day with the bright sun and leaves dancing in the breeze can be just as inspiring as a moonlight night with its haunted beauty.

Then there's candlelight, and great books, and movies, and scenery, that's a great inspiration for me. So many things...but I need to put my inspiration to work because these books aren't going to write themselves.

Liz Lipperman said...

I love fall, too, Kari, and this past week, Texas finally got a break from the 104 temperatures. We are in the high eighties/low nineties, and it's awesome.

Unfortunately, it makes me want to be outside --when I can finally do stuff without having a heat stroke.

And our trees really don't change colors. That's one thing I miss about living in the South.

Enjoy the view out your window.