The weather has been unseasonably warm on PEI. Yesterday Cassandra and I walked the boardwalk without hats or mittens. On the way home we jumped in leaves and I took this photo. It’s my inspiration right now. I’m nearing the end of my novel and it’s hard not to look back and see all the holes and loose ends I’ve left behind; all the awful, dull, dragging messes that need cleaning up. The closer I get to finishing, the harder it is to keep up the “complete literary abandon” the folks at NaNoWriMo encourage. When I forget, I look at this photo and remind myself to write with the same joyful spirit Cassandra displays here.