The month where you realize summer days are really, truly, coldly over and the dead leaves raining down are proof. And suddenly, the things you promised to finish by September 1st are still not done, and the things you thought were forever away are just around the corner (hello, launch day in 62 days and counting!)
So goodbye, weeds in my garden that are taller than my head. I'll let winter take care of you.
Never mind to the pile of books I still haven't read. It'll have to wait until vacation.
Hello book-I-need-to-write, which I wanted to start writing a month ago. Sorry I'm late.
Bonjour, author who must promote herself and her book, because it's part of the job these days. I am you and you are me and that's that. Trying to be brave instead of bashful and it's kind of weird!
And welcome to chilly temperatures that I'm not ready for, even though I always say I'm a Fall/Winter girl. After getting a snowstorm this past May, I was never more happy about summer in my whole life. And now it's gone!
Anyway. Enough fretting! I'm chowing down on some candy corn and getting over it! Halloween is on the way, my kid's costumes are all put together, the air smells faintly smoky and delicious, and I have a good pair of boots to wear. So take that, OktoberFret!
What are your favorite things about October?
Have you been fretting over anything lately?
And before I go, a few thanks!
Thank you all for the tweets about my Buzzfeed post on 18 Weird Things That Authors Do. If you haven't seen it, check it out!
Thank you for reading the excerpts of CONTROL on Wattpad. I've been revealing new pages with every 50 reads. Part 5 goes up today sometime!
And finally, thank you for entering the ARC giveaway of CONTROL on Goodreads. It closes on October 26th, so if you haven't entered to win one of five copies, please do so!