September is here!

“But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness. The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head … The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.” Robert Finch
This has been the best summer I ever spent in Colorado; weather-wise, rainy afternoons, not so sweltering hot and just a pleasant place to be. I wanted to take a picture of my favorite pumpkin I rescued from the garden before the squirrels got to it but my memory card is MIA. I hope to find it by tomorrow and post it.
I have been reading a lot of young adult books, mostly because I want to write one. Or at least that’s my goal for the next year. I just finished Kissing the Bee by Kathe Koja and I loved it. You can find good writing in all genres and this book inspired me. It was one of those books I read and think “wow, I can never write like this,” while simultaneously thinking “wow, maybe I can write like this.” On that same note, I thought I should pass on the link to our Goddard literary journal. On the right hand side of the blog are links to many of my classmates work. They are a talented group of people. I didn’t submit work this time because I was part of the editing process. But maybe next year!My friend Dan who will be winning the Newbury Award for his soon-to-be published young adult book has an excerpt on the site.

As does my friend and award-winning poet, Yvonne Garcia, her poetry and photography here.

The Writing Nag

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