Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays of the year! I'll admit, I'm still a kid at heart, so I love dressing up in costumes. Last year my hubby and I went as Thing 1 and Thing 2. But I've been so busy this year that I haven't created a costume for myself. Thankfully there's plenty of stuff packed away in my "costume box" that I can come up with something quick. Maybe I'll just throw on my red cape and go as Little Red :)
Another reason Halloween is one of my favorite holidays is because I have the liberty to be as creative as I want. Last year I made a graveyard cake, for example. And each year I make cute little crafts with my children's classes at school. It also gives me a creative outlet for writing. I love "dark" or "spooky" stories and Halloween really ignites the flames for things of the unknown....ghosts, goblins, demons, vampires, witches and werewolves!
Plus, Halloween means NaNo is right around the corner. Okay, so last year I did NaNo and I hated it. I couldn't turn off my internal editor so I had a hard time really staying on track and squeezing out my word count. This year I'm going to tackle it the best way I know how: write and edit as I go. If I don't meet the 50,000 words by the end of November, I'm okay with that. What I will be happy with is that I've got a great start to another book!
So as I trick-or-treat with my kids tonight, I will be plotting and planning my next story, WILLOWBROOK a YA Gothic.
What do you love about Halloween? Happy Halloween and don't eat too much candy!