This weather is really bringing out the roses.

Here’s a shot of the Nearly Wild roses in the back garden.

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Yes, that is their name. It’s a shrub-type that seems to be climbing up the fence. But it is not a climber. No. Shakes head.

And another.

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Here are some shots of the pink Fairy roses in the frontscape. They are tiny and a yummy pink that pales as the blossoms age.

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They are fairly low to the ground and produce masses of blooms from June into the late fall. Love that about them. They have really grown in three years.

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On the Fast Drafting front ~

Yesterday was not good. 1905 words out of the 5000 that I needed for the day. Why? I stalled. Because I got lost in the barrens my manuscript. I had to stop and figure out where I was and where I was going with this story. I couldn’t go forward until I reminded myself of where I had been. Not just where I had been yesterday, but Where I Had Been. It may be because I’ve been writing scenes out of order. So I had to go back and make a list of all my scenes and jot down briefly what was going on in them.

In order to make up for the little glitch in Day 2 of 14 days, I will be writing 250 extra words per day until the end. Totally doable.

Notice how I said little glitch. Nobody whines in a Candace Havens class. It is the No. 1 Rule. Yes, there are rules. And that is No. 1. So. I didn’t call it the epic fail that it felt like, because I didn’t want Candace showing up at my door, waving her big magic wand, and sending me straight to Revision Hell.

Here is what today looked like:

1st hr – 1223 wc
2nd hr – 1837wc *1 1/2 sprint
3rd hr – 1329 wc
4th hr – 1069 wc *45 min sprint

I made my 5000 wc quota for the day + my 250 makeup wc + 208 extra wc. Woot.



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