Friday, March 2, 2012

Getting Off the Ground

Over the years I've come to realize that writing and gardening have a great deal in common. Both are solitary pursuits. Both can be extremely rewarding and incredibly frustrating. Both can foster tremendous success and smashing failure  -- sometimes within the same day.

There is a unique anticipation that accompanies the start of each new project, a blend of excitement and dread that comes from not knowing exactly how things will turn out. There is the endless task of editing, whether it is trimming a paragraph or shovel-pruning a disappointing rose. There are the hours of painstaking, meticulous work others never witness.
Mostly, writers and gardeners share the challenge of starting with nothing, a blank page or a bare patch of earth, with the expectation that a mixture of creativity and elbow grease will result in something special. 

Here’s hoping The Dirt Diaries will be just such an endeavor – a combination of tales from the garden, growing tips, news from the rose world and humor. Enjoy! And let me hear from you.


The Principal Undergardener said...

This is what the world needs: Gardening thoughts by someone who not only knows her subjects inside out, but who knows how to write in an engaging manner on topics those of us in the 'real world' care about! Start bringing it on, Lynn! Your audience awaits.

Les said...

It looks as if you are off to a good start, as in the layout is clever and looks good. Best of luck!

Daricia said...

just wanted to say hi lynn -- i'm in nc too, though in a different zone. look forward to reading about your mountain garden.

Chris Bonney 2 said...

And both pursuits teach patience!

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