at the pool, children chasing fireflies at dusk, eating watermelon slices on
the back patio, delicious and ripe tomatoes, backyard cookouts with friends,
and the not so gentle hum of cicadas, a.k.a. - locusts. Their rhythmic humming
was a bit irritating at first, but now it's almost a like a comforting lullaby of nature,
encouraging the thought of an afternoon nap. And as much as I would love to
sneak in a few zzz's, I have far too much to do and doubt my brain would
actually turn off long enough to allow an adequate rest.
Yesterday, I started the 4th book in my children's book series. I only have about
a hundred words or so right now, but I'm anxious to get back to work exploring
imaginary worlds with my main character. Although I have a rough idea on how
the plot is going to take shape, the details are still fuzzy. I love how upon writing,
those details become clearer and clearer. Then suddenly you have it, a vibrant
and whimsical adventure with a fun-filled plot and a valuable moral lesson. I hope
you enjoy this beautiful summer afternoon, while I type away, fighting off the sleepy
sound of the cicadas.