Welcome to another edition of #WANAFriday! This week’s topic is:
Fall bucket list — what experiences do you want to have / what do you want to spend time doing this fall?
A quick preface is in order here. I hate being cold, and my body knows that the arrival of fall means winter is not far behind. Add to that the fact that I grew up on the Canadian prairies, where fall was only about six weeks long. Now I live in Toronto, where it lasts at least two months, and often longer. Yet I still spend fall thinking about the cold days ahead, instead of enjoying the glorious days of the season I’m in.
So every year about this time, I remind myself to dig in and enjoy fall. Some things I plan to do:
- Pay attention as the leaves change colour.
- Drink pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin soup and…all things pumpkin, really. And apple cider.
- Revel in the crisp — but not yet cold — air after the long, hot summer.
- Savour the tomatoes and other vegetables from my garden.
- Go for some long walks before the weather turns cold and I start my winter hibernation.
As far as concrete goals for this season, I’m going to:
1. Figure out what I’m doing for NaNoWriMo.
I’ll probably write a brand-new novel — which means picking an idea first — but there’s a chance I’ll do a complete rewrite of a previous NaNo. Either way, I’ve got lots of planning to do.
(See my post Should You Do NaNoWriMo?)
2. Get as far as I can on the novel I’m editing before NaNo.
I don’t want to say “finish this draft”, because I’m feeling my way through this edit and I don’t know how long it will take. But I will give it my best shot.
Other #WANAfriday participants this week
Ellen Gregory (who, being Australian, is talking about spring)
Your turn! What’s on your bucket list this season?