Remember the anticipation of school starting? New classes, new teachers, new starts?
Over on Book of Kells, Kelli talks about the impending autumn and that rhythm of going back to school.
It’s a ritual–September always feels like time to start something. The kids are pretty grown up now–my daughter starts college in a couple of weeks. And for me, autumn has become time to start a chapbook. And this year, I want it to be just a chapbook–not culled from a larger project and not slated to become a larger project. I want it to stand on its own.
So, with September arriving tomorrow, I’m trying to decide what topics I want to explore. Either I’m finding too many or not enough (I need the baby bear inquiry–the door to an exploration that feels just right).
Then, or when, I get to a starting point, I can think about how. Right now, I’m thinking about “a draft a day,” so I have 30 starts to play with by the end of the month. For another look at drafting, see Sandy Longhorn’s updates. She’s come up with a solid process that works for her.
What are your autumn rituals? What do you like to start? How do you like to start?