Finally! My novel is being edited. I am starting a new one, and wait for it, it’s going to be ‘fantasy.’ I know, I know, no one can believe it. I decided on fantasy when I re-read my favorite of all time book, “The Once and Future King.” The details started taking shape in Hawaii. We shall see, indeed.
Each morning, I cut down and take out one barberry bush from my back yard. Now, I love the red color, but I hate the thorns. Even so, I wouldn’t necessarily remove them except for they are planted smack-dab in the middle of the only flower garden in the back. Then there is the fact that they require trimming to be kept in line, and that is not in keeping with my “I hate trimming” philosophy.
Yesterday’s list was long and I almost knocked everything out. I kind of feel like that gives me leave to goof-off today, however, tomorrow we are heading into the mountains for a hike, so I suppose not.
Turns out I wasn’t as successful with today’s list – so it has folded over into tomorrow’s list, (only we’re going to be gone so that means the day after’s list). An old timer from the community where we farmed always said, “Just tear that page out of the book and go on to the next.” I used to laugh. Now, I get it.
The summer is half gone. How does that happen so fast? I realize that means I’ve been busy – which is good – but I remember the panic feeling when I was a kid and I could imagine school about to start. I loved school – still do – but I never wanted summer to end. I remember hating leaving home to go to Minnesota on vacation, and then hating to leave Minnesota to go home. Oh Good Grief Charlie Brown!

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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