Checking In

It’s official. I like in a snowglobe now, except instead of snow, little pieces of plastic shaped like autumn leaves fall. It’s really beautiful right now. The wind causes leaves of yellow, orange, and red to lazily spin toward the ground like a rainbow is raining. Yeah, I could do this. Autumn is definitely not why we’re leaving autumn in retirement. Nah, that’d be winter. It makes me cranky, winter, especially because of the commute.

But autumn is beautiful outside my window RIGHT NOW.


This week I will be registering students, and I am working very hard to keep this from being a source of stress. It’s a very busy week, and of course, I have thing to do, but I’m trying to keep my eyes on the road in front of me and not get distracted. And then, all the work stays here at night, unless it’s due the next day. Look at the leaves and take a lot of deep breaths.


The writing for NaNoWriMo continues, and yes, it is a great way to get some words down, if not the best way to get some quality words down. From time to time, I’ll post excerpts.

The next time I post here, it is my hope to post a little bit about Venice. I’ve been reading up.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

5 thoughts on “Checking In”

  1. I am using awelkin, as always.

    I do NaNo when I feel the need to get a word count up and running. I had about 30K on this novel, and felt the need to ramp up, so that’s why.

    You? What’s your name?

  2. Nice! I am doing a similar thing. I have the novel revision in progress, and I adore the little graph. I had been shooting for a thousand words a day, so this is just an attempt to up the ante a bit. That will give me time at the end of the year to smooth out rough bits before I hand it off to you lot. 🙂

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