I would love to tell you that my novel is finished but alas, it is not. I re-wrote the first chapter…and now I’m tinkering again.
Because I believe in excellence, and I refuse to sell-out for instant gratification.
Today let’s talk about rabbit poop.
Bev and I worked in the garden this past weekend. We moved our herb garden to another section of the yard, and then we turned over the soil in our raised-vegetable beds and began the process of weeding. We were pleased to see that our labors during the winter paid off. All winter long we have added leaves, compost and rabbit feces to our gardens, and Sunday we were rewarded with black gold, the most beautiful soil you could ever wish to see. I immediately pulled out my soil-tester and I am happy to report that the soil is perfect and ready for planting.
And it’s all because I spread that poop, spread that compost, covered with leaves and trusted in the natural process.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
I read an article the other day by a writer on HubPages. She was saying goodbye to that site. She had written twenty-two articles over a six month period and had not earned a payout yet, so she was taking her act somewhere else.
Six months and expecting a payout? Really?
I do not say this with unkindness in my heart, but it is important to say….she was not a good writer. There were grammatical errors in her articles. They were not particularly interesting….the rhythm was non-existent….she had a lot of work to do, but she either was unwilling to do it or unaware that it needed to be done. Instead she stated her dissatisfaction with the site and took her toys and left.
That’s like a gardener or farmer who does not work the soil.
Yesterday I received an email from someone, and she asked me how one becomes a good writer if they have no obvious talent at writing. I suspect she was talking about herself although I disagree with her because she does have talent.
The point is that on the one hand we have someone not willing to be realistic and put in the work, and on the other hand we have someone with her eyes wide open who is eager to work at her craft.
TIP OF THE DAY
Pay your dues.
No other words are necessary.
Pay your dues!
GRAMMAR TIP OF THE DAY
Go read your latest work and eliminate five adverbs from that work. Just five…no more…no less. Get in the habit of paring down your work, and break the habit of using adverbs for a crutch.
WRITER OF THE DAY
I love introducing new writers, so today let me give a shout out to Claudia. I think she’s got game. She is eager to learn, willing to comment and seems like a nice lady. Stop by and give her some support if you have a minute. Thank you!
I still remember the first person who commented on my first article….her comment meant a lot to me. I suspect the same will be true for Claudia.
SITE OF THE DAY
If you have a few minutes, go visit the Writer’s Café. You might just find it enjoyable, and without a doubt you’ll meet some interesting people, all of whom are writers like yourself. Follow this link.
CONTEST OF THE DAY
Are you interested in entering some writing contests that have no submission fee? Try this site and you might find one you are interested in.
AND THAT’S ALL FOR THIS WEEK
I hope your week is everything you wanted it to be. Keep working at your craft. Good things are right around the corner if you do.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”