Garden plot has moved me away from the good NaNoWriMo group at Waves Coffee downtown to a place near garden… Black Sheep Coffee. Nice spot and I’m typing outside now, watching trees across the street and hearing loads of Dunbar Street traffic.
But I saw that I have at least one 2-leafed plant coming up in my 4 beds. It’s progress.
I was reminded that you need to keep working at something to succeed this week, by the garden. You plant and tend for a long time before you harvest. There is a Japanese saying, I’m told that expresses how art is attained:
“Learn, master then transcend.”
Got this blog Google verified tonight. Not that hard to do. Working on writing a lot lately even though the day job is being stubbornly time consuming. I don’t mind 40 hours a week, but 60 recalls the bad old days of film & TV…
Accomplishments this week
- Finished first draft of a new story and sent it to my beta reader.
- Found out about another Polar Borealis upcoming poem publication.
- Got a very nice rejection from Strange Horizons.
- Sent out my On Spec and Tesseracts 22 submissions. These are important Canadian publications to be in and I hope I make it in!
- Sent out another short story that is a hard one to get published. Unlike a lot of authors, I find my comic stories easier to sell than the more tragic ones.
- Getting my own garden plot and going to first meeting about it.
- Planted some more early flowers on balcony. I have a few 2 leaf plants now from last week’s early attempt. The petunias didn’t come up but the mixed hardy wildflowers had a few sprout!
- Hyacinths almost done but were great! Street is full of cherry blossoms!
- Enjoyed an hour at Southlands Nursery and bought way too much for a balcony and a small garden plot.
- Emailed Garden Manager to see if I can have another plot.