Aren't plants amazing? Seriously. You put a little seed in some dirt and weeks later, voila! Food and flowers appear. How is gardening like a writing career? So glad you asked.
1. Plant food and fertilizer: Plants grow better when fed, and my RWA meetings, online classes and craft books supply that for my writing career. Sometimes, the fertilizer is shit, as in a publisher does me wrong, I get a nasty review, etc. Manure helps with growth also, if I use it the right way and learn the lesson from each negative encounter. (I have to put in a plug for Mary the Muse Charmer and Cassandra Carr, two authors I recently took online classes with. Awesome, both of them!)
2. Sunshine: Kind words from friends, good reviews and that happy email or call when a book is accepted at a publisher works as sunshine for me. I need a lot of it, so I continually talk to wonderful people and share happy news and keep putting out those books.
3. Water: Cooling and refreshing, I equate this to rest. Some days I have to say "enough" and take a break. I don't write anything strenuous and maybe even use my spare time just to read or watch television. Naps, brunch and shopping with a friend, wine and dinner with another, getting to bed early enough to rock my honey's world, those are the ways I recharge my batteries and stay invigorated.
Enjoy these pictures of my garden. More will follow as the plants go crazy!
This site contains adult content. Please do not continue if you are not 18 or older.
COMING SOON! Pre-order now at Amazon.
Psst, Chrome users, you may need to do a little tweeking to get the RSS feed to work. Great YouTube short video here. http://bit.ly/1D9Deu5
To have my blog delivered to you automatically, please enter your email below.
I would love to hear from you! Drop me a line at naomibellina AT live.com