On Accomplishment

dreamstimepeacockloresWinter seemed to drag on a bit this year; we (Portland) broke a record for the most rainfall in March that had stood for more than 50 years: almost 8 inches of rain. But yesterday, the rain stopped, and today the sun came out; a blissful 74 degrees today. I mowed the overly shaggy lawns for the first time since November. I even wore shorts. Even the dogs were diggin’ the sunshine; they napped on the new grass all afternoon.

I also finished the first draft of my latest WIP; a novel I’ve been working on (and off) for more than three years. The feeling of accomplishment is something that never gets old.  Like winter this year, I thought I’d never see the end of this one; then a few days ago, I realized I’d made the final turn for home, and finished it up this morning. I’ll let it sit for a few weeks before I start editing; there’s a lot more work still to be done, but I’ve got some short stories to write and a writing workshop coming up. And World Horror Con is next month; and it’s right here in Portland!

Maybe it’s the sun, or maybe it’s just lawn mowing muscles talkin’; but today was a very good day.

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