Sunday, March 21, 2010
Springing into something new
Saturday marked the first day of Spring! The air was fresh, birds were chirping, flowers were beginning to bloom...
Oh wait. That would be my dream. In reality, I woke up to a blanket of snow covered the ground. And it continued to snow and blow all day long. Welcome to the first day of Spring in Michigan.
It doesn't really matter what it looks like. The calendar states that it is now Spring - even if it's twenty-five degrees and snowing. It's all good, because sooner or later, I know the weather will catch up with the calendar. But, I'm happy to add that by yesterday afternoon, the sun was shining, the snow had melted, and I really did get a nice glimpse of Spring. Yay!
The point is, Spring is the season where everything is new and beautiful (eventually). So what about you? Is an idea for a new novel beginning to bud? Is your new project starting to take shape? Have you had a new opportunity present itself? Entering a contest? Just had something published? Or maybe you're simply at the point where you're beginning to transform your caterpillar first draft into a beautiful butterfly.
What's new and beautiful in your writing life?