This is probably because bills are due, salaries are paid, and the entire month HAS to be checked in order to be balanced.
It's the same for writing. And I know plenty of people who did NaNoWriMo this month. What is NaNo? It's this crazy and atrocious "task" of writing 50,000 words in thirty days.
It is grueling. It is annoying. And it is amazing to see those 50,000 words staring back at you by November 30th. Hat off to you folks! You're almost done.
I didn't accomplish NaNo, but that's alright. I went a different route and did thirty days of poems.
It's the first time for me doing this one. I don't do a whole lot, but I sure do like it. Poetry is fun because you can write it so many different styles, from prose to rhyme, haiku to ekphrastic.
I like to keep them short. Really short. Which is the complete opposite of NaNo.
Onto a different subject ...
I stepped out back to see the mess of leaves. We just had a storm, and are intended to have several more in the next three days.
But the orange tree sure is beautiful.
And the dog sure is happy.
Happy writing!- HJS