Friday, November 15, 2013

Dear November: A favor, please? (Amy K. Nichols)

Photo by Ariel da Silva Parreira
Hi November. 

I know you're busy, but…can I ask you a question? 

Where are you going so quickly? 

It seems like you just got here and you're already on your way out.  

I'm not trying to make you feel bad or anything. I know you have a schedule to keep, and I respect you for who you are. You have a certain momentum, following on the heels of Halloween and ramping up for the big holidays in December. Not to mention your own special day on the 28th. I totally get that. 


I had big plans for us, November. Fun plans. Creative plans. Writing. Reading. Some art tucked in here and there. 

I feel like you're in such a rush, we're not getting time to do much of anything.  

So, before you take off, can I ask you a favor? 

Will you slow down? Just a bit?

See, I have this novel I'm trying to finish writing this month. My editor's asking when I can have it to her. It's a little over half-written, and I know I'll be able to reach The End by the time you step aside for December. You saw me hit those last two deadlines. I can totally do this…but only if you stop rushing by. 

What do you say, November? Will you slow down?



  1. I love this so much. Tell November I'd like it to slow down, too...

  2. Thanks, Holly. I will. Here's hoping it listens.

  3. This is so cute! Love it! Hope you get all you need done in time. :-)