Saturday, October 20, 2012

October: My Favorite Writing Month!

"Youth is like spring, an over-praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes.  Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits." - Samuel Butler
 Full Hunter's Moon.

The Native Americans referred to the full moon in October as the Hunter's Moon.  The  time to hunt in preparation for winter. The full Moon is also sometimes called the Travel Moon or the Dying Grass Moon.

 According to the Old Farmer's Almanac
--The crescent Moon hovers to the right of Venus on the 12th
--On Halloween, the Moon's in its spooky football-shape gibbous phase, floating above Jupiter.
--Corn planted under a waning Moon grows slower but yields larger ears.
--Babies born a day after the full Moon enjoy success and endurance.
--A new Moon in your dreams promises increased wealth or a happy marriage.
Best Days in October

For Harvesting: Above ground crops: 20, 21 , Below ground crops: 2, 3, 12
For Setting Eggs: 3-5, 23, 30, 31
For Fishing: 15-29
For Marin's Latest release 30th!
Beau: Cowboy Protector

4.5 Stars Top Pick 
October 30, 2012
Beau: Cowboy Protector is book # 5 in the six-book multi-author Harts of the Rodeo--Born to Rodeo series from American Romance.  You can check out the Harlequin trailer for the series on my goodreads page.  You'll find more information on each book in the series, along with author interviews and book giveaways at harlequinjunkie.  I hope you'll help me celebrate the release of Beau: Cowboy Protector during the month of November when I'll be blogging at harlequinjunkie and giving away an autographed copy of the book plus a small cowboy gift each week throughout the month! 
Back to October....
Having grown up in the Midwest, I've always thought of October as the month when world settles down and finally becomes quiet.  The temperatures at night in Wisconsin got darn chilly and the dew on the grass in the morning was cold and thick—some mornings it was white with frost.  The days grew shorter quickly and October was when we began turning on the kitchen light to eat supper at five-thirty. 
Traditionally the month of October has been my most productive writing month out of the year.  Even though I now live in Arizona and the weather where the weather is warm and sunny every day in October….I still feel that "settling down" inside me.  When I sit at the computer to write during the day I don’t feel as antsy as I used to during the summer months when I'd stare out the window and wish I was digging in my garden or off hunting for antiques with a friend. 
 How about you?  Which is your most productive month of the year and why? 
A Cowboy's Duty *Rodeo Rebels* 08/2012
Beau: Cowboy Protector Harts of the Rodeo--Born to Ride! 11/2012
No Ordinary Cowboy *Rodeo Rebels* 04/2013


linda s said...

I love October. The leaves turning, the long rainy days, the inky black nights. The full moon hanging on the horizon. The last days of daylight savings time. When I was small we raked and burned the leaves, now we pile them in kraft bags for green recycling. Not as much fun at all.

Marin Thomas said...

Hi Linda--I agree, bagging leaves is no a kid I'd watch the big street sweeper drive by and suck up all the leaves we'd raked into the street.

Thanks for dropping by!