Changing of the seasons
Greetings from Northern Ireland,
I love the changing of the seasons. I have lived in the southern hemisphere and I now live in the northern hemisphere, and no matter where in the world I am, it is always the same.
When the seasons change it’s not too cold and it’s not too hot, it’s just right. It sounds a little like a line from Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but it’s true. At this time of the year, the sky is that weird kind of blue that seems to go on forever, and the air is crisp with just a hint of a chill. As weird as it sounds, it lifts my spirits - all that freshness and crispness. Is it just me? Am I weird?
Also, I do know that there are four seasons and that the changing of the seasons are usually called Spring and Autumn by other people. For me, there are only two main ones - Summer and Winter. Spring and Autumn is when the seasons change slowly and gradually - thus, the changing of the seasons :)
You might have noticed that I have updated my Substack pages and now when you look at the top of the page, you’ll see tabs to the different stories I have posted so far. It’s a whole lot neater and easier to find - and, also, keeps my OCD in check.
Here are some easy links:
From this coming Friday (23 September 2022) I am going to be sending a thousand words a day of my story ForNever by Rosaline Saul.
I know I shouldn’t have favourites, but this one and Recycled Souls are my most favourite of them all. Although, I must admit that Triple Six is fast becoming a favourite too.
Is it even normal to have favourites when I am the author?
There is something I love in all my stories but I think the reason that some are more special to me than others is because at the time when I wrote them there was a cornerstone moment in my life which makes them stand out more to me. Mayhap I poured more of my soul into these ones…
About my Work In Progress. I’m not sure if I should continue posting a thousand words a day of my Work In Progress. I’ve hit a bit of a writer’s block and instead of letting you sit it out with me, I thought it best to start posting ForNever, lest you forget about me.
However, if I post a thousand words a day from my WIP (when my muse returns from their Summer break) and a thousand words a day from ForNever, you would be getting TWO emails of a thousand words a day, which means somewhere along the way you will get sick of me and/or you will stop reading one of them and that will just be sad.
I have made it so that you need to sign up seperately to Read As I Write, and I guess when you do that you are happy to receive two emails a day. I will make sure the one email goes out in the morning and the other one goes out late afternoon. If you are a paid subscriber already, you were signed up for both automatically when I created the tabs.
I hope you’ll enjoy your daily dose of fiction. It’s been a while.
Last week I discovered the band The Shires when I heard their song I See Stars for the first time ever.
The Shires are a British country duo composed of singer-songwriters Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes. The duo formed in 2013 and released their debut album Brave in 2015, becoming the first UK country act to chart in the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart.
I’ll share the YouTube video here so that in case you are like me and haven’t heard this song yet, you don’t have to go searching for it. It’s awesome!!
As I write this newsletter to you, it is indeed on repeat :)
I’ve started watching Locke & Key on Netflix. I’ve only watched Season 1, Episode 1 so I don’t really have an opinion yet.
Premise: After Rendell Locke is murdered at the hands of former student Sam Lesser, his wife Nina decides to move with her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, from Seattle to Matheson, Massachusetts, and take residence in Rendell's family home, Keyhouse. The children soon discover a number of mysterious keys throughout the house that can be used to unlock various doors in magical ways. They soon become aware of a demonic entity that is also searching for the keys for its own malevolent purposes.
Have you watched it yet? Is it good?
That’s all from me today.
I hope you have a really nice day and I’ll see you tomorrow when I send the first thousand words of ForNever.
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