Carving Jack-O-Lanterns: Living The Writing Process

August 2, 2018

I am open to change. The summer season is perfection right now, yet, I am excited about all that is to be and to become as fall approaches. I woke up today, had my coffee and quiet time, and discovered a simile, in my journal (last fall), that I am not even sure I personally wrote (because it’s sooo English-teacher gooood!):

“Writing is like carving a pumpkin – all process first – product later.”


I am curious to see how my writing entries will be different this year than in the past – – because I am focusing more on ‘the process’ – – much in the same way I am always curious to see where my daughter and I will adventure out on autumn weekends!

You know, my finalized pieces do interest me, but observing thinking is more fascinating to me this year, discovering why I am having these ideas, and then stepping back to study the Jack – o – Lantern who is emerging, season to season!

I’ve also noticed: I am the pumpkin!

Carved into.

Changing me. Changing my life.

Fall and Halloween have always been at the top of “My Favorites” list; maybe because they do change, process, and presentation so well! So, I am not surprised that I wrote this little cutting jack-o-lanterns observation (if it was me! ha – ha!).

I re-invite you to join me in my writing-process-journey in the months to come.

Carve a Jack-o-lantern! Be open to change and the variety in which it presents itself!

In the meantime, enjoy the remaining sultry summer days!

Wishing you blessings, peace (and as always tons of fun!),

Pamela Rae