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Sprucing up Flowerbeds and Manuscripts

Happy St. Patrick's Day! What a beautiful day today is. I actually went for a walk outside with no coat on! The grass is green. Spring flowers are poking through the ground. Tomorrow is supposed to be even nicer.

I need to get rid of last year's dead growth to make room for the flowers coming up, and rake the leaves out of the bushes. Soon I'll be able to plant new flowers, too. If I plan it right, I'll have a beautiful garden that will last until the snow comes again.

Manuscript revision is sort of like that, too. I need to go in and pull out what's not working, and rake out the unnecessary words that are cluttering up the story. Then I can plant new words, and watch my story grow. If I plan it right,I'll have a wonderful new manuscript, ready for the publisher.

I was in North Judson recently for the Starke County Young Artists Day held at Liberty Elementary School. What a great day for those who were there, myself included! Pictures speak louder than words, and so I've put some photos here on the left of my blog page. I loved talking to the students, and finding out the names of their dogs, some with more than just a couple dogs of their own! I was able to share my new book, NAME THAT DOG!, with them before it even comes out. Thank you, Marilyn Lukac, and everyone who helped to make it such a great day for the kids and presenters as well.
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