September is Here!
September arrived today and thoughts turn to autumn even though it still looks like summer outside. Before long, the mornings will be cooler but still bringing warm afternoons. Fall flowers will be in bloom and summer ones fading away. Trees will begin to make some changes, as well. No riotous colors yet for us here in the central part of the USA. We don't usually see that kind of change until October. Even so, with the onset of September our mindset begins a change to let us slowly slide out of summer and into fall.
Our thoughts on what we write can change now, too. We start to consider the fall holidays and more. Here's a list of some of the things that might trigger your writing now:
- the beginning of school (depending where you live)
- fall sports in grade and high schools
- college football
- pro football
- Labor Day
- new year for clubs and organizations
- family birthdays
- 9/11 anniversary
- weather changes
- fall foods--apples, pumpkins, squash and more
- transitional wardrobe
- Grandparents Day
Write the family stories connected with this time of year. Add to your memoir collection. Write stories to submit to publications later this year with the thought of publishing next fall. Definitely must plan ahead with seasonal or holiday stories. Work on them now and put in a file for later.
Let the new month, new season inspire your writing. When the mood moves you, write!