Friday, May 23, 2014

My Garden

For those of you who don't know, I get pretty into my garden, especially this time of year. It's a time of projects and planting and moving things. All the plans I've complied over the last year need to be done in the month of May, because that's when the soil is workable and the plants are coming out of their dormancy. Now, it's the month of May for me, because of where I live. For some people it might be April, and for others it's June or July, and that's only talking about this hemisphere. It still blows my mind that for people in Australia, December is considered Summer. Now, what is my point in all this you might ask?
Because I'm a writer and way overthink things, I tend to make a lot of correlations between my garden and writing, and one of the biggest lessons I've learned is timing is everything. If I went down south right now, I'm sure I'd see lots of gardens in full bloom while mine is just a pile of dirt with some seeds buried in it. And that's okay. It's not time for mine yet. That's why we shouldn't compare our gardens (books) to other people's. We should just enjoy theirs while we wait for ours to bloom.

How is your garden going?

I've just read a wonderful review of Blackbird, posted by Randi Lee, Thank you so much Randi for your review, I'm so glad you liked it. Read Randi's review here