Yesterday was a day full of torrential rain, in which I got inadvertently caught and soaked to the bone. The risk of getting sick (as I tend to do after storms like these!) aside, this summer storm was a little different. Maybe it was the evening, maybe it was the fact that suddenly, it didn’t seem as humid, or maybe it was simply the fact that I wanted nothing more than a towel at the time, but something felt a little away from ordinary.

And that’s when I remembered: it’s late August. Autumn’s afoot. This wasn’t a summer storm, but a fall storm, rather, and it wouldn’t be too long before I’ll be seeing foliage turn colors. Walking in Brooklyn Heights will get much more picturesque in coming days, and part of me wonders, when the hell did that happen?

Even now, looking at Firefox’s Forecastfox plugin kicking out the temperatures, I’m caught off guard. This year went almost a little too fast. It was only last month, in my mind, that tax season came to an end, and not that long beforehand that I was smiling and saying my hellos to the people at Berks Jazz Fest. It was only yesterday that I was lining up at the pier alongside The Lovely Nikki to see Down to the Bone. At least, that’s what it feels like, especially now that the middle third of the year is almost at a close.

When did time fly by so fast?

A huge part of me wants to rewind the clock by a year. At this time last year, I have just released Book 1 of The Index and there’s a lot to be said for the road that it’s taken me on into this year. And where it has taken me to indeed! I learned a lot about the book-publishing business the old-fashioned way, and learned exactly how much work it takes to keep everything going. I would still not have it any other way.

So, this little bit of nostalgia aside, onward we go! Book 3 remains to be touched up a good bit, and there’s still Miss Mindi Abair in 48 hours. It will be tres awesome.

Notabene to my contest winners…soon! I just need to be able to, erm, afford postage first? :)