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Nose to the Grindstone [Mar. 5th, 2016|11:17 pm]
e_moon60
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Slogging along, making (slow) progress, a little more each day.  Energy returning much more slowly than I want.   Did get two loads of laundry done today, some other stuff sorted, linens changed, along with pages revised on Cold Welcome.  Made it outside to see the burgeoning spring (redbuds, rusty-black-haw viburnums, bear tree humming with bees, oaks flowering and the earliest leafing out, a confused autumn sage blooming now, knee-high weeds...)  Supposedly storms and rain are on the way starting Monday, so I was eager to see and smell and hear what's there now.

Nothing accomplished on the new book because I need to get all the revisions done before I can move forward (or continuity will be a worse tangle.)   It's slow-going because I'm trying to do all the levels of rewrite at once, front to the new back, using the marked ms. and the Editor Letter, which means a lot of looking back and forth and thinking "Does what I did just now affect what I did two pages ago, and what's coming up, or can I just go forward....?"  in general, whatever I change affects things both ahead and behind (in my mind, anyway) so the back and forth is...tricky.  But it's getting done.
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[User Picture]From: saare_snowqueen
2016-03-06 10:41 am (UTC)
I am totally irredeemably insulted by the way my body refuses to recover from illnesses as speedily as it did when I was younger. Growing old SUCKS! I share your pain.

Hope the coming spring brings sunshine to help you heal.
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From: (Anonymous)
2016-03-06 09:53 pm (UTC)

Pushmepullyou

Egads, sounds like a writer version of a Doctor Dolittle Pushmepullyou. Good luck and a swifter recovery.

Ed Bunyan
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-03-10 05:40 am (UTC)

Re: Pushmepullyou

Pretty much, yes.
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[User Picture]From: filkferengi
2016-03-10 12:15 am (UTC)
Our redbuds are just beginning to come out, a bit late. Do you have any maples? Their red, fuzzy blooms are pretty, but small. Do you have vincas? We have them, & a few violets. The henbit's rioting in the streets.

Hey, even glacial progress reshapes continents.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-03-10 05:40 am (UTC)
I remember red on the red maples in Virginia and Maryland. We have a couple of planted maples--one's an east Texas variety (Caddo Maple, not particularly happy here) and the other is a native from the southern Hill Country, "Bigtooth Maple". The Caddo turns yellow in the fall, holds onto its dead brown leaves all winter until new leaves push them off. Flowers and seeds not very noticeable. The Bigtooth turns a variety of color in the fall, and it does have red in its flowers.
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[User Picture]From: filkferengi
2016-03-10 01:59 pm (UTC)
Do you have beech trees? The variety we have has kept its leaves all winter & is just now beginning to drop them. Given how my hunkier half likes crepuscular constitutionals, the light leaves help find the trail.
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