There are many reasons I love this season: I can turn the AC off, sleep with the windows open and let Morpheus take me while listening to a coyote serenade, wear long pants comfortably and best of all EARRINGS!
Yes, I said earrings. So right about now you're asking yourself what does the season have to do with earrings. Remember what I write? Yep, books about vampires. And when is the best time of year to find anything associated with them that is not trademarked by Stephanie Meyer? Halloween! I have scored 3 pair of bat earrings so far this season. I am on a roll. And, since they are seasonal--they're cheap!
When I finished my first novel I decided to treat myself, nothing big, after all it hadn't sold. Still hasn't. But a little token to myself for work completed and better yet, a manuscript I was proud of.
I thought of and discarded a few ideas--I still want a Get Bit vanity plate-- and finally decided on earrings. I don't wear much jewelery, I live on a farm and it gets in the way, but I do wear earrings! Another famous writer of the genre gets all things fanged from her fans. I really didn't want fangs anyway. Then it hit me--BATS! And so my quest began, rather unsuccessfully--until last October.
I went with a friend to a Halloween shop looking for a costume for her dog--don't ask! There--by the door--antiqued silver vampire bats. Their outstretched wings, two inches wide. Love. Rapture. Purchase!
My favorite line from people who notice them? "Oh, I love---bats?"
Apparently they appear as eagles from afar. LOL
That was last year. This year I have found, small black enamel bats and lacy, dangley, filigree bats with matching bats on posts. I have 2 piercings per ear so I can wear both.
In some cultures bats are considered good luck. I guess we'll see. I'm wearing the filigree bats to a job interview on Saturday. What can they say? It is almost Halloween.