We had another 2 inches of rain yesterday and it’s supposed to be raining on and off all day today. I’m going to have lunch with my granddaughter today. Only 2 weeks left of school, so I’ll be having lunch with her next week at school and then that’s it. She’ll be here 4 days a week, two of them with baby brother. Hopefully, I can still get some writing done, though we’ll be doing some fun stuff also.
I did manage to get 1,000 words done on White Wolf and 2,000 on Night of the Vampire done yesterday.
But today is a 2,000 word day on White Wolf, so need to get it done.
Hope you have a terrific day! I’m off to get to work.
I only have 28 more days to write, and need 30k for minimum word count, but getting there!
They’re always longer than that, so still hunkering down to get this done on time. Easter next weekend, so I’m having my granddaughter stay overnight on Thursday since she’ll be out of school on Friday. Then all the Easter stuff over the weekend, so I need to keep after the writing too because I can’t make allowances for any days off from word count.
The roses are blooming in abundance. And lots of the flower seeds I put out are sprouting. At least I hope they are and they’re not new weeds. lol
Do you ever plant something that’s supposed to be perennial but it doesn’t come back? I have a couple of red gerbera dasies that did. But the gorgeous orange–called Jaguar, and the yellow, didn’t. 🙁 So I bought two more red and a couple more orange. I’m sure if I find the right place for them, they’ll come back.
I think I have better luck with coneflowers. The butterflies love them.
I see where these are coming back. I have a couple others that come back every year. That’s what I like–perennials that are perennials. The purple sage is supposed to be also, but I have it in one place where it comes back every year and the other places they were good for a couple of years and then gone. So I want to try them in a couple of more places. They like dryer areas, so I think I got them too wet. And also, though most of these flowers like lots of sun, we have so much heat and sun normally that they do better in some shade. 🙂 The daylilies I’ve planted always come back and they’re bigger and showier than ever. Also, a bunch of the mums have made it.
Okay, so I’ve been gardening, filling up one of the raised planter beds with cardboard, twigs, cypress mulch, shredded paper, and raised bed earth. I want to start planting my chives and other things in it!
I managed to write 4000 words yesterday, woohoo! So that means I’m at 41K, over halfway there! Still have to hit this hard or I can miss the deadline.
I think these are my favorite colorwise. They’re so soft with a little ruffled edge, a green and yellow throat. Just so pretty.
So I had to laugh at my dogs yesterday. They are so routinized that they go to their crates for a nap after lunch (because I would put them down for a nap when I put my granddaughter down for one so they wouldn’t wake her) that even when she’s not here, off they go.
Well, they hadn’t even had lunch yet, and I saw them both go into my bedroom. What mischief were they up to? I’ve caught Tanner sleeping on my bed before, a no-no, but of course when I catch him, he’s flying in the air, pretending he wasn’t snoozing on my bed. Nope, here they are. Both of them. Lying down in the crates, heads up, waiting for me to come and give them a treat and shut their crates. Now Tanner will go in there to sleep on his own throughout the day if I don’t shut the door so he will sleep out here with us.
They didn’t move. They just waited. “Come,” I said. “Time for lunch.” And both raced to their training cot where they lie down and wait for me to serve up lunch. “Break,” and they’re released to get their meal. Then potty break and once we’re in the house, they race for their crates. lol Now, it’s naptime.
Playing with textures and a landscape and the blue gray heron I took a picture of. It was fun to create the blue mood.
Managed 2,000 words yesterday and put down bark mulch to try to retard the weeds. And of course, NO WAY was I going to get any more plants. Not with it being 100 degrees heat index. BUT somehow a couple of plants jumped right on the cart that was loaded down with bark mulch and dirt. I have this big depression in one area that I’m always stumbling in, so finally got some topsoil to fill it in.
Yellow coneflowers. I don’t think I’d seen any before. I need to catalogue all the colors I have, but I just had to add these to the collection. So, yep, they came right home with me.
Hope you all have a fun day. I’m off to more errands, will pick up some more bark mulch and back to writing.
I had shared the green zinnia flower earlier but then I bought this new texture from Daily Textures and loved how it mixed together so well. Also added Gilded from Daily Texture.
Still editing on the book, still trying to figure out what will give my characters more dimension. I’ve gone through a million scenarios. Had to take care of the baby for half the day, which isn’t conducive to work, lol. But this morning I was thinking, what if she had a secret? Guilt?
So still thinking!
I’m off to do the edits and I bought a new cover that just went on sale for an old book that I loved, so I’m going to try and get that up today or by the end of the week at least. I need to reread the book and see if I need to make any changes.
6 photos, one main color, title, and voila! Naturally, I went for purple. Love purple flowers. I could have added more if they would have allowed it for the challenge! Purple Magic crepe myrtle, purple irises, zinna…yep. A ton more!
I managed my word count yesterday, but still way behind. Yet, I have only 17K left to get to word count. Added some more conflict. Which changes a few things… I have to think: from A to B nothing happened. Ho-hum, usual day, spice it up, add some conflict!
Have a great day. I’ve got to get to editing and writing for the day.