It’s that time of the year again ! Every year I join writers from all over the world for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and we try to write 50K words in November. October is called NaNoPrep because we try to prepare our novel throughout the month.
Here’s my NaNo page, feel free to add me as a writing buddy.
These past few months I’ve been thinking about stories ideas for NaNoWriMo but I had a hard time deciding which one I will write. I always follow NaNoWriMo virtual write-ins on their youtube page and thanks to one of them (NaNoPrep week 2 focusing on characters on september 25th) I found out what I will be writing in november.
They gave 3 writing prompts and thanks to these prompts I managed to create a new novel idea and several characters so I wanted to share these writing prompts with you :
“Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day; Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow Blossom where the rose should grow; I shall sing when night’s decay Ushers in a drearier day.”
On monday I had a day off work and it was a perfect autumn day.
Early in the morning I went for a walk in one of my local forest. I can’t wait to live close to a forest. I think it is my most precious wish. I don’t care if the house or apartment I live in is small if only there is a forest nearby. I have to walk for half an hour before I reach this one… At first it was strange to be there without my sister because we love to walk there together. We call it “notre Comté” (our Shire).
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L.M. Montgomery
On this last week end of september, autumn finally came where I live. Last week we still had temperatures up to 35°C degrees but right now it’s raining, the wind is blowing and it’s cold enough to wear a sweater. On staturday morning I baked a hazelnut cake while listening to celtic music.
I also wrote in my journal, preparing for the month to come, which books i’m planning to read and tv show/movies I will watch. I would like to share this list here with you.
I started writing this first blog post early in the morning. I was in my cozy reading nook, surrounded by fairy lights with the sound of the rain pattering gently against the window, flipping through the pages of a book about hobbits. It was a really peaceful time.
And today is a day I have always cherished. The start of my favourite season. I wish you all a happy autumnal equinox, Fall & Mabon ! I hope this autumn will be filled with happy memories, walks in the forest, picking mushrooms, baking pumpkin pies and drinking cinnamon tea. September 22nd also marks Bilbo & Frodo’s birthday. I’m happy to start this blog on such a special day…
I want this blog to be my safe place where I can share all the things I love and create. A glimpse into my simple and slow life.
But first… hello i’m Melianna. I spend most of my time reading, writing, baking, drinking tea and walking in the forest. I have a deep love for nature and Tolkien’s world. I grew up in the south of France close to the ocean and I want to move up North in the coming months.