...in no particular order:
2. Middle grade books -- I have been pondering many things about stories in this genre, but mostly: What makes them work, when they really work? (A blog post on this question and some possible answers is pending & percolating & coming soon, I think).
3. While we're at it, middle books, too--as in, the middle book of a multi-book series or trilogy--and the same question really: What makes them work, when they really work?
4. The annual apparently-I-just-never-learn question of Seriously, where did I hide my favorite winter hat, sometime last Spring? Argh!
5. Peppermint-flavored everything! (Especially ice cream.)
6. The power of community (especially in, but not limited to, our social media-centric world) and what makes a community's development organic versus contrived, and do such origins even matter, actually, once a community takes hold of itself?
7. Seasonal comfort reads (there's a blog post coming on this, too).
8. The question of the (proper? healthiest? most productive?) balance between pride and humility, when it comes to careers of all sorts.
9. The delicious anticipation that develops with building up a designated "holiday pleasure reading" pile.
10. Notions of perception and reality and how you need a bit of both to create a genuine story.
So there's a peek inside some things being pondered by this editor's brain at the moment. What about you? What questions, ideas, things, etc. have you been thinking about lately?