Here Comes the Sun, Little Darlings


Welcome Back Sun by Reese Ryan

Today’s post is brought to you by Señor Sol, kind enough to make its first appearance in nearly two weeks. Oh how I’ve missed you!

It’s been twelve consecutive days of rain here in North Carolina. We’ve all gotten a bit restless. After all, it isn’t uncommon here for the sun to peek it’s head out even during brief showers. So the absence of the sun for nearly two straight weeks has everyone around here in a dismal mood.

Walkin' on Sunshine. Photo courtesy of Cam Miller.

Of course, there were a few benefits to the continuous rain. In a drought, we needed the precipitation. The plants in my garden are lush, green and happier than ever. The time I would’ve spent outside walking or working in the yard was spent working on my novella instead. Yet, with everyone else in the house sidelined from their outdoor activities, I didn’t get as much writing (or more to the point, finishing) done as I hoped.

Lamb Chop singing "The Song That Never Ends"

This is the novella that never ends. It just goes on and on, my friend. Some silly writer started writing it not knowing what it was. And she’ll continue writing it forever, just because …

So, with the sun shining through my office window, I’m prepared to focus on completing this novella, affectionately known as the novella that doesn’t end. (Cue Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop.)

Perhaps rainy days afford you more opportunity to write. But for many of us, the sunshine also has a direct impact on our moods. This writer needs her sunshine. Already I’m feeling warm and sunny inside and I’m ready to knock the task at hand out of the park. I’ve got Nina Simone’s laid back and oh-so-cool version of “Here Comes the Sun” playing in the background while I have a bit of a tête-à-tête with each of my main characters and one secondary character who keeps trying to steal the show.

There will be sleepless nights, tears and perhaps even a little spilling of blood, but this novella will be finished on time. And it will remain a novella.

Were you affected by the heavy rain pattern over the past two weeks? Does the weather have an impact on your mood or writing? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

In the meantime, enjoy the sun, little darlings!

Welcome back, Señor Sol. Photo by Reese Ryan.

Walkin’ on Sunshine. Photo courtesy of Cam Miller.


Here Comes the Sun, Little Darlings — 7 Comments

  1. Ug. We need a new rule around here. No reference to annoying songs in posts, not even if they have clever new lyrics. I guarantee I’ll be singing, “This is the novella that never ends…” all day.

  2. I’m way up in Canada, and where I am we’re actually having a pretty nice fall with very little rain. Not even a killing frost yet, which is highly unusual. My husband’s brother and his wife live in Myrtle Beach, and after hearing about the epic rains they’ve been having in South Carolina, we phoned them last night to see if they were okay. Fortunately, all is well.

    Keep on keeping on with your novella Reese. You can do it!

    • Glad someone is having normal fall weather, Jana. This year has been so weird. Glad to hear that your family is doing well in Myrtle Beach. My husband’s family is in Charleston. Things aren’t so good there. Thanks for the encouragement on the novella. I need it!

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