The days I have coming are filled with lots of writing. As you know, I turned in the manuscript for my first book back in July. Since then, my editor has finished reading it and I can breathe a heavy sigh of sweet relief at her kind words. As I prepare to receive her edits, I also got word that my second book deadline has been extended from February to September. That means I have a full year to finish the second book.

Still, I have to finish the second book. This time, not for grown ups, but for girls still in the process of becoming who they will be. Perhaps I should just call them ‘teenage girls’ because aren’t we all still in the process of becoming who we will be? And I will soon be asking your help, because as of now, neither one of these books has a title. A title is the most important part, as I nearly always judge books by their covers. Don’t you? But there are other things coming, too.

Because I am no longer under such a tight deadline, I feel free to write here with a bit more frequency and heart. And I am so excited about what’s coming. Thanks to my sister The Nester for the idea gathering and Pro-Blogger Darren Rowse for the inspiration, during October, I will join¬†seven other bloggers in writing a month long series unique to our individual blogs and messages. Each one of us will develop 31 posts based on things we are excited to talk about. Do you want to see who is involved?

The Nester from Nesting Place: 31 Days to a Less Messy Nest

Emily from Remodeling This Life :: 31 Days of Living Simply

Jen from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam :: 31 Days to More . . . with Less

Melissa from The Inspired Room :: 31 Days of Autumn Bliss

Sandy from Reluctant Entertainer :: 31 Days to Stress-Free Entertaining

Kendra from My First Kitchen :: 31 Days to an Inspired Table

Darcy of My 3 Boybarians :: 31 Days to a Better Photo

And here, at Chatting at the Sky :: 31 Days of Grace

I know there are still five weeks until October, but it is certainly fun to anticipate an entire month of focus, whether it be getting tips on keeping my nest less messy, or issuing an invitation for you to breathe deeply of sweet grace. I hope you will enjoy it. In the meantime, I will be writing. And drinking coffee. And fixing a few dinners. And stuff.