Saturday, October 31, 2009
I've always enjoyed this day. I get to dress up (not always publicly), paint my nails black (like I wait for Halloween for that), and enjoy the darkness of All Hallows' Eve. The girls have so much fun and rack up on so much candy that I end up having throw some out or give it away around Thanksgiving.
Here in the last few years, Halloween also marks the last day of wild abandon before I dedicate the entire month of November to my next novel. Yesterday I spent an hour just brainstorming and working on character descriptions and names. Those of you on my Facebook page may have seen my request for older Scottish men names. Thanks a bundle to those who offered up suggestions and/or links to aid in my quest.
I really am excited for the new project, and the rush to get the first draft onto "virtual" paper is something that I can't resist. I like having a deadline, it focuses my attention and pushes me. Tim hates it, but he's come to accept my time spent. Now if I could just get him to quit tempting me away from my work every time I get into a good flow. LOL.
Well, I'm off to do laundry and get things ready for trick-or-treating tonight. The girls will be dressed as a butterfly, devil, and demon hunter. I'll share a pic when I get time tomorrow. :-)
P.S. The background will go back to normal tomorrow. ;-)