I almost decided not to write a post today because I was ashamed of myself.
My word count on my NaNo novel so far is a whopping 835 right now, which is 832 words less than I was supposed to have on the first day.
Whoops. But I was reading articles about rambling roses, trying to get back to the roots of this blog (ba dum tshh!) when I discovered this little gem:
“To prepare the ground adequately for a climbing rose is a prime requisite for success. The soil ought to be naturally rich, or be made so. Though climbing roses will grow on poor soil more successfully than other kinds of roses, the fact remains that the better we treat them the better they will treat us.” Planting and Taking Care of Climbing Roses on OldandSold.com
(Yes I know the article/quote is about climbing roses, and my blog refers to ‘rambling roses’, but both plants are similar in structure and nature so I’ll allow it!)
And I realized that just because I’m off to a bad start doesn’t mean it’s time to dig the seed out of the ground and throw it in the trash, it means it’s time to dig my roots in and get growing some
ding-dang-diddly ramblin’ roses!
So maybe my soil started out poor due to my lack of effort, but I’m recommitting to myself, to my novel, and to you right here, that I will treat my
soil novel better, so that it (and I) can become a beautiful rose someday.
Sorry this update was short and probably didn’t make much sense, but I’ve got some writing to do! I will talk to you all next Wednesday, if not sooner! 🙂