If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know that we were holding a discussion on plot for several weeks.
I had planned on continuing that discussion again, but decided to postpone it for a little bit.
Because here in sunny Southern California, spring has sprung! The leaves are coming out on my birch trees. Brilliant red leaves are bursting forth on my little Japanese Maple tree. Great big bumbledy bees are buzzing with delight among my purple sweet peas. Seedlings are sprouting and the mockingbirds are building their nests.
I know that spring hasn’t arrived everywhere yet, however. That’s because my favorite winter visitor, the yellow-rumped warbler, is still hopping around in my yard looking for bugs. Chilly nights tell him it’s still too early to fly away north to Canada where he spends his summer days.
Right now I’m under some pretty intense book deadlines. But every break I can take to give my eyes and wrists and back and brain a short break, you can guess where you’ll find me…outside in my garden.
So I wanted to take a few upcoming posts to share some joys and some thoughts about writing and gardening and seasons.
For starters…I know it’s spring here but not for other writers who are e-mailing to say it’s snowing in their corner of the world.
Seasons are different for each of us depending on where we’re at.
And it’s like that as writers, too. We don’t all go through the same seasons at the same time.
So hey…wanna share what the season’s like at your house? Is it snowing and wintry…or is it starting to look like spring?
And what kind of season are you going through as a writer right now? I’d love to hear!