Thursday, August 11, 2016

Busy Summers

It never fails, every summer I get behind on my blogging and my writing.

Summer is so busy around my house, we don't even find the time to go on vacation.  But, next year we are going to cut down on our garden. That will help out a lot.

The garden and the potato bugs took over our life this year. Did you know that potato bugs also love to devour tomatoes? Well, take my word for it, they do!

We have been canning spaghetti sauce, freezing what little berries we have, digging drain ditches, planting grass seeds and trying to keep up with the fast growing grass. And, next week we will begin freezing corn!

I often wonder how some writers manage to go to the summer conferences, participate in the great events that are online during the summer months, and continue to write.

I am continuing to write, though, just on a much smaller scale than I would like.

I am thankful for the monthly column I write for kids for Two Lane Livin' magazine. It makes me keep a deadline and find time to write each month.

I am thankful for Appalachian Wordsmiths, my weekly writer's group. It encourages me to continue to edit and to come up with something new to bring each week.

Now, if I could just continue to submit during the summer.

How about you? Do your summer chores/activities cut back on your writing time?


  1. I've just had a very busy year and haven't done much writing at all. Hopefully I am turning a corner, though. I have started writing and submitting again after a long dry spell. I think having a bi-weekly deadline and a weekly writers' group must help. Good for you.

    1. Yes, Rosi, it does help. Good for you starting your writing and submitting again.

  2. Sounds like a busy summer with the gardening and canning. I'm glad you're staying up with your writing and publishing. I'm glad you're doing the writing column, too.

    1. Hi Brenda. Thanks for popping over and commenting. Summer is very busy for a lot of people.

  3. Summer is indeed a busy time, but I'm glad you are still writing. Just wanted to pop over and say, "Hello."


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