The Equinox, if you remember, occurs in April and September. That is when there are equal hours of daylight and darkness. When this happens on September 22, 2017, the days after that will become shorter, the nights longer. Sad, isn’t it, to think that summer is almost over (officially, Fall doesn’t begin until October 22nd). So, we still have a whole month of Late Summer. This is my favorite season. Warm days, cool nights and a glimpse of red and gold as the trees decide to show some of their glorious colors.
On the 22nd, we slide into the seventh sign in the zodiac, the Celestial constellation of Libra, the sign of the scales. People born during or under this sign are considerate, refined, and believe in partnership. The archetype is that of the Mediator, who strives to bring balance to any situation, partnership, or relationship.
The Cape of Cod has settled down into a lazy, relaxed energy, now that most of the visitors have gone back to their other lives.
The Writers Studio has seen a flip, as members have also left to return to their other lives somewhere over the bridge (not the Bass River Bridge). Although there was a time during the summer when crossing that bridge was dreary, cars lined up as far back as the West Dennis Library. I sat in that traffic a few times.
Last Friday, we were pleasantly surprised to welcome three new members into our studio. Two of the members have already published, one by a traditional publisher, the other self-published. Jeanne, one of the new members brought delicious brownies, a rare treat for us.
It is interesting to note that some new members, when attending for the first time have no idea what they want to do with their work. The only thing they do know is that they love to write, and we wholeheartedly encourage them to do this. It doesn’t matter what they write, so long as they WRITE. What they are going to write about will manifest when two things happen:
- When their story is ready to be written (I firmly believe stories seek out the writer). A story is out there in the ethers (energy) waiting for the perfect writer/author, and it won’t manifest until it finds the proper author to tell it.
- When the writer is ready to accept their story. That story could be somewhere buried on a sticky note, on a diary or journal page, as a thought deep in your sub-conscious, or a half-finished story buried in a bureau drawer, or a pile of letters hiding in the attic. (ask Dave about that one)
Something Sinister had been lurking on my computer screen for 3 years under a different title (Spies, Lies and Haunted Eyes). My Angels INSISTED I work on that manuscript. I had a battle with them, because I was writing the sequel to Stones and Bones. That is still waiting to be finished. (Stones and Clones) It only needs a few more chapters.
Once again, I have placed Something Bloody on hold while I finish a book for the members of our complex. Again, this is how books (stories) manifest.
We were at our weekly Coffee Connection when one of the members remarked that we sounded just like a Chicken Yard. (all the girls were chatting with each other).
“Yes!” they agreed, and somebody should write a story about it, a book. (?)
All eyes turned to me. This has now become a community project…
Question: how the heck do I write chicken?
I have finally figured it out. My genre is Visionary Fiction, and that I write for young adults. (ages 8 to whatever) but chickens????
Yes, even with their limited vocabulary with vowels – ClAck, ClEck, ClIck, ClOck and ClUck this really stretches my very imperfect writing skills.
We are up to chapter five, and Candy, (one of the chicks) using her quilting skills, has created fifteen chicks, a mouse, a skunk, a fox, a raccoon, some adorable pumpkin chicks (Halloween costumes) and so much more. Her husband, Dave, has built them a hen house condo.
This is Pierre
The girls have adopted an Exotic Chicken for their character, and given them a name and features.
This is Goldie, A Frizzled Polish Hen
Is this fun, or what???
This is me, Fiona Fizzle, the author. I couldn’t resist her.
There you have it. We (I) plan to have the book finished in time to publish it for December launch…
MAY I NEVER GROW UP…