Yes, things have been busy around here between working, writing, and the harvest season. However, this is one of my favorite times of year. Everything in the garden is ready for harvest or almost ready. We've already brought in all but one zuchinni, almost all of the cucumbers are finished, the corn is still up and coming, the tomatoes are starting to ripen, spaghetti squash and my Halloween mix are coming along nicely. The dried beans are starting to dry out which will be a few days work shelling them once the vines are completely dry. Onions, potatoes, and bell peppers are working their magic :)
This time of year gives me so much energy. The two days off my day job during the week also gave me a reboot on my system seeing as it has been awhile since that has happened. I cannot tell you how wonderful it has felt being able to just hang out at home, write, and garden.
I made pickles for the first time this year. Dill and Bread and Butter pickles. Which was an experience, but everyone says they like them so I guess I did okay on those :)
I'm also going to be trying my hand at making my own cornmeal this year. Hence the reason I planted extra corn :) I'll let you know how that turns out :)
Soon I'll be putting up tomatoes (chili fixin's around here). Depending on the tomato crop I get I am tossing around the idea of making homemade ketchup seeing as we go through that around here like there is no tomorrow :)
I got in almost 2,000 words in an hour this afternoon on Unfinished Business. The story is starting to take shape for sure. However, I do believe it is not going to be the short story I had planned, LOL. Well see...
My hope is to be finished with this by the end of the month. So that means a lot of daily work, but if I can get in the word count I got in today every day it should be doable :)
I'm hoping to do a cover reveal sometime next month. I can't wait to show off some of my new covers :) I also can't wait for Jeana Mann's talk on making book covers next year at our chapter meeting :)
I've also been preparing for a couple of workshops one for next month and one for next June. The one next month has to do with writing with emotions. I definitely need to start on that power point very soon. We want to do this one as an open discussion. My one in June will be on herbal remedies, :) Which is one of my favorites. I'm going to focus mainly on herbs found in Indiana. So for this one I need to spend a bit of time gathering herbs before they disappear for the winter. Let's just say I can find any excuse to get outdoors this time of year :)
Well I better get off of here and get my dinner dishes washed up then hit the sack. 5 a.m. comes awful early and I'd like to maybe get another thousand words in before work tomorrow :)
Everyone have a lovely night!!!
Blessings to all!!!