inch by inch…

We’ve had a long, steady rain here today…good for the garden and good for writing. Tending a garden has helped me learn a lot about myself. In the past few years I’ve found that both gardening and novel writing require many of the same things – space, proper nourishment, dedication, patience, and a respect for time. If something isn’t working (be it plant or plot) it probably needs better light, richer ground, and another season’s growth. When I turned thirty, I was still living on Cuyler Ave. in an apartment on the north side of Chicago. The building hadn’t been

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