Summer has derailed me and I love that it happened. I needed a break from the constant writing. I had planned on having my second novel in the “Shadows” series completed by now, but the first draft isn’t even done yet, and I’m fine with that. The farm has needed me more these past two months. My family needed me more as well.
So here I am in August, about two months behind in my original plans and happier for it. There must be a lesson there somewhere. Oh wait, I think I know what it is.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” Author unknown.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Writing is just one aspect of who we are. I think it’s crucial that we remember that. I remember for about twenty years when I introduced myself to someone I would say, “Hi, I’m Bill Holland, and I’m a teacher.” That introduction was only partially true. I was also a single father, a loyal friend, a part-time writer, a lover of baseball, an amateur historian, and a hundred other different things. A more accurate introduction would have been, “Hi, I’m Bill Holland, and I’m a human being.”
TIP OF THE DAY
Keep things in perspective and cut yourself some slack. Writing is just part of your life. What you don’t get done today you can tackle tomorrow, or the next day, or the next. We are complicated farmers and we need to tend to all of our “crops.”
WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?
I don’t know. I’m not feeling it any longer on this blog. I doubt it will continue much longer. I’m into urban farming big-time, and I really want to start a blog/website devoted to that topic. That way I can combine my two main loves, writing and urban farming. The best of both worlds. And I have the current novel I’m working on, and the final in that series waiting in the wings and then a memoir I want to write.
So, if you don’t see me much on this blog, that’s the reason. I’ll be building new platforms and spreading my wings and flying as high as I possibly can.
And I wish the same soaring excitement for you.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”