Halloween is a time when children's imaginations run wild. They can be anyone they want - at least for a few hours. And on top of that - and most important - they get candy.
But it's so important to spark a child's imagination at all times, not just with candy as the incentive. Because it is active imaginations that create stories.
And that's what we do, as authors. We create stories. We don't dress up and go door to door looking for candy (though, you know, there are some times when that is a tempting idea). But we create something and put it out there and hope that people like it.
So, what it comes down to, is that writers get to have their own version of Halloween every day of the year. Except with maybe not as much candy.
Happy Halloween everyone!
My kids from a few years back when they went Trick-or-Treating as Pippi Longstocking and Harry Potter. A perfect merge of Halloween and books!