Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday night and springing ahead!

I came so close to not checking in at all tonight. I could blather along about unexpected this and time-dump that. But Shanjeninah's spring post invited me back to ROW80 with her generous note wondering how thoughts of spring were motivating or distracting ROW80 writers away from goals set here for A Round of Words in 80 Days.

Very soon, we'll find our way to the small Lilac Garden once again to celebrate true spring here in Spokane. 

Lilac Garden, Spokane (Camp)
These last two weeks, I'm foundering a bit with my writing. The balance between research, drafting, and revising goes slowly. I should know that my projects take about three years to complete and not fret, as I'm into this one just a year and a half. But I'd like the work to come along more smoothly. Sometimes I doubt my ability to remember what is important to bring my characters to life in their certain time and place. But this week, I can report:

--Writing 5 out of 7 days.
--Critiquing (finally) another writer's work.
--Truly starting to read (and loving) Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See.
--Losing and finding the charger for my Kindle.
--Really behind on decluttering e-mail (460 awaiting my attention).
--Swimming 2 out of 3 and walking 4 out of 7 times.

My favorite walk these days is along a wetlands, quiet pond, water birds. One early morning, I caught this photo of an unexpected visit from a heron, startled in the reeds. So our writing will surprise us!

Heron, Spokane wetland walk (Camp)
Check out what other ROW80 writers are up to HERE as March moves swiftly to April. May your own writing and reading and all else go well.


  1. The lilac smell, or the idea of it, has me enchanted. My grandmother grew them. In Tucson I have a small bush that does not do well. My front yard at the moment is jasmine filled..Wish we could do a scent exchange.

  2. OOOH....I love that color (and, Current, the smell of jasmine). We have two light-purple bushes that are taller than our home. I'm eager, despite the snow still on the ground, and the chill in the air, for the lilacs, and the irises...heck, I'll even take a crocus, at this point.

  3. Yeah, silly Spring trying to distract us. Oh, well, better than the cold and snow, right?!? :-)

    Love your pictures, BTW!


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