Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Starting a Garden

Starting a garden is like starting a new story. It's a work in progress. First, start with an idea.

Hmmm. This looks like a good spot for a garden. 
Decide how you'll develop that idea. You will, of course, require certain tools.

This tiller ought to do it.

Maybe change your point of view to see how things are going.

The first draft might look finished but it rarely is. Some editing is needed to make it better.

This red clay can't do the job by itself. Need to add something. . . .
 What do you need to add to make your story work better??

Richer dirt!

A few scoops ought to do it.

A bit of editing helps a lot.

Now it's taking shape!

But this is only the first draft. It still needs work. We'll revisit this manuscript again in a few weeks.

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Blogger Not Waving But Drowning said...

One of the cats will be along in a bit to say "pour moi?" as they thank you for the biggest kitty box in the world.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Thanks for coming by my giveaway.

We're in the midst of gardening progress ourselves. It's slow going, but hopefully things will come together. We're at the point that we need to put up a fence to keep out the deer and chickens.

1:49 PM  

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