Fighting Spirit

Well, I unloaded several hundred pounds of flagstone and used my trusty old wheelbarrow to haul them to where I will set them. I wisely stopped at that point and gave my back a rest. Setting them will likely happen a few each day, there is no rush. I also need to put prices on all the items I’m going to try and sell at this coming weekend’s community wide yard sale. They bring in dumpsters after the yard sale so we have a place to go with all the items that don’t sell. Smart move.

The days are getting long. The temperatures are perfect. No hordes of mosquitoes just yet, though soon I suppose. I love this time of year. Everything is blooming, splashing color all over the place with a nice back drop of green. So cheerful after a long winter. The apple tree and the blueberry bush I planted a month ago are both budded out, nice to see, and the asparagus roots have come up. The pots are potted, so now its maintain, weed, and water.

Writing is going well. I am tightening up my novel, “Compass Point,” and we have a great cover for it. The children’s book, “Journal 19” is coming along great, though on hold again as I try to finish the novel. Sometimes the back and forth is difficult, but it really helps me put fresh eyes on both works.

My first publisher, Jackie Haag, is fighting cancer and has had to leave the industry. She is such a dear person from whom I learned so much. I hope and pray she makes a full and complete recovery. Her enthusiasm was so inspiring to me as a writer. She has tremendous faith, and she’s a fighter, two things you need in the battle she now faces. My prayers are with you, Jackie.

and so it goes…

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and 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, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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