Sunday, August 14, 2011

Where the heck did summer go?

by: Joelle Charbonneau

Okay, I know that you hear people say this all the time, but HOLY CRAP where did summer go? I mean, just the other day I was writing a blog post about summer goals and suddenly September is right around the corner. What the heck happened?

The good news for me is that I’ve managed to hit all of my summer goals and the coming of fall means really awesome stuff. The most exciting of which is my toddler’s first encounter with school. Pre-school starts in a couple of weeks, which means twice a week I get 2 ½ hours of free time in my mornings. YAY! There’s also a bunch of library author events, Bouchercon (which is you haven’t registered to go – do it! It is awesome.), and the release of SKATING OVER THE LINE.

Yeah – cool stuff is coming in the fall, but that doesn’t mean I’m ready for the summer to be over yet. I still have a to-do list a mile long and a TBR pile that is getting larger by the day. If someone can figure out a way to expand summer to last until I get through both of those, I’m willing to pay. I can even pay in homemade baked goods if you’d like.

But since I fear there is no way to stop the passage of time and the fast approaching fall months, I’d like all of you to take a moment to tell me what you are looking forward to this fall. Are you going on a fabulous vacation that will make all your friends drool with envy? Is there a book hitting shelves that you are dying to get your hands on? Do YOU have a book or a story launching in the next couple of months that you want to tell everyone about? If you have a horn to toot, this is the place to let it fly. Give me the rundown on what you are most looking forward to during the upcoming fall months. Perhaps with enough cool stuff approaching, I won’t be sad when the end of summer arrives.


Dana King said...

The fall will get me started on my next project (I took the summer off), and Bouchercon.

This was a disappointing summer for me in some ways, as I didn't get to spend the time outdoors I usually do. I'm not an outdoorsy type--my outdoor activities consist of taking walks and finding shady spots to read with a cool beverage-- but this summer has been too hot and big-infested to enjoy even that. Maybe I can sit out a little in the fall.

Gerald So said...

I'm preparing a weekly crime poetry site in the tradition of The Lineup that will publish its first poem on Monday, September 12. Guidelines are here for anyone interested.

Then I'm off to catch up with Dana at Bouchercon, and October 1st I'll put The Lineup #4 ebook on sale, featuring a poem by DSD's Steve Weddle.

Anonymous said...

Summer the weather doesn't end for another 2-3 months here. Summer the time off ends tomorrow.
I have some things on my plate I'm nervous about, some things I'm excited about. I'm just not sure I can tell one from the other anymore.