There's something about the crisp fall air that makes me feel invigorated. On one level, I'm freezing because my house is a hundred years old and made of holes, but on a more philosophical level fall feels like a season of change to me, more than any other. Yes, you have the leaves changing and kids are going back to school, but there's also a general gathering of momentum towards next year.
This year, I feel it even more so than usual. I'm in the midst of doodle-note-taking for my next middle grade novel (!!!) while preparing for the release of Counting Thyme. As a debut, this impending release can feel super overwhelming at times. There are reviews posting daily, trade reviews looming in the near future, marketing efforts to plan and execute...and all of that paired with an underlying sense of joy: the book belongs to readers now.
Wow! What a humbling, terrifying, and exhilarating thought!
For now, I return to drafting the next book and preparing a new website (which will launch in November!). Counting Thyme comes out April 12, 2016, but there is a giveaway for Advanced Reader Copies on Goodreads, for any and all who are interested. Happy fall!