Friday, August 3, 2012

Weeds and things

by Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett / L.L. Bartlett

I'm working on two new books.  (Okay, three.  Kinda sorta.)  I'm juggling Victoria Square #4 and Booktown #8 (neither of which have titles -- but that's another story).

It's summer.  I can't sit still all that long to write.  I feel antsy when the sun is shining.  It's been shining a lot.  It's been way too hot to garden, and the weeds have taken full advantage of our hiding inside.  Well, too bad, weeds, I'm on the war (or at least weed) path.  I find I can write a few hundred words, and then I'm so antsy, I have to get up from my chair.  So I've been going out and weeding.

Again, we've had a LOT of weeds.

It's very satisfying work, and it's good for the creative process.  Go outside, yank weeds, think about my story.  Run out of ideas for one, then think about the other(s).

So, I'm making progress with the weeds, and the book(s).  Now I'm worried about what I'm going to do when I run out of weeds to pull.

Any ideas?

P.S.  Isn't my little Scottie dog cute?


Unknown said...

Love this post and yes your doggie is cute! So if you run out of weeds to pull, Get a glass of Lemonade and a good book to read and go out and relax in the fresh air and sun!!!!

Lizzie said...

I wish I had a little outdoor space like that to enjoy! Love the scottie! I collect scottie things myself!

I say sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor when the weeds have come and gone!!

Linda in MA said...

Love the Scottie too.I don't think I have ever run out of weeds but I would then re-edge the gardens or water them. If that is all done find a cozy mystery, get a nice glass of lemonade and relax until the ideas come. I be them minute you decide to relax the ideas will flow and you will have to get up again. Wish you luck!

Aurian said...

What a cute doggie, I want one! Well, weeds never die out, so just wait a day or two and it will be back. And if not, just enjoy the flowers and the sunshine and the butterflies and bees. Relaxing your mind will make the ideas for the books flow too.

Anonymous said...

I didn't think you ever ran out of weeds, that they were eternal. Your Scottie dog is cute.

I don't have a garden as I have a brown thumb and cannot grow anything. I can even kill English ivy which most people tell me cannot be done.