Lovely lovely spring

I don’t know how I haven’t gotten around to mentioning this before now, but spring has been in full bloom for the past month and just keeps getting better and better. It’s our first spring in the Pacific Northwest and it’s absolutely  breathtaking. I can’t believe how many flowers and flowering shrubs and blossomy trees and other amazing things are crammed into each square foot of this city — at least in my neighborhood. I can’t say that I’ve gotten to see too much of the city lately outside of lots of boring doctors’ offices, but right where we live = stunning. 

It really is the perfect optimistic weather to be healing in. There’s incentive to get out for my walks every day. 

Also high on my list of Very Good Things are the edits I got back from my superstar agent a couple of days ago. You wouldn’t think this would be such a grand fun thing, but, believe me, it is.

For one thing, he is quite hilarious in his comments and interjects his love for the novel at least every few pages. This makes reading through the massively marked manuscript highly entertaining and fun.

Also, it’s a huge relief to be working on something I understand — it’s like I just found firm ground after floundering in the mud for the past month. I am not a professional patient and I’ve had to bust my butt over the past month to try and gain the skill set I need to survive the wilds of medicine. Not easy and I know I have a long way to go. But re-writing a sentence to better explain what I’m trying to say? Pshaw! No problem! I’ve done that at least a million times, thanks to my awesome writers’ groups who’ve been harassing me for years to whip my writing into shape. Thank you writers’ groups!

Must go enjoy spring in the form of a nap in a patch of sunshine. My window’s open so I still get the smell of spring and the sound of the birds singing.

Have a great day everyone!


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  1. I just love spring here, too. I blogged about it last week and included some photos. The month of April is so full of energy, and Portland is an awesome place to experience it.

    Glad to hear things are working out so well with your agent. I completely understand how nice it is to be tackling something that’s familiar to you when you’re floating in a sea of uncertainty. It must be a relief to have that.

    If you get a chance you should have Barrett drive you down to the tulip festival in Woodburn.

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