september again

It’s September again and rather on its way to October. The farmstand near campus has had a cart of mums out since the first week of classes, when it was still August, when the weather turned an autumnal chill strangely early. Those August mums sported tight, closed buds, and now the cart riots lavender and … More september again

arbitrary numbers

This morning, I passed the 50,000 word mark on the novel manuscript. That’s not quite 150 pages; there’s not a terrible lot of dialogue, no traditional chapter breaks to push me onto a next page here and there. 50,000 words sounds like a lot. I suppose it is a lot. My freshmen composition students will have to write … More arbitrary numbers