I did actually finish one

Well, here I am checking in for the last time as this Round of Words in 80 Days is ending. I had some progress and then at the end quit doing ROW80 work entirely and instead worked on my summer garden. So it was a mixed bag in terms of meeting my goals.

I did finish one very intricate picture (see image below) and I’m happy with that. I started another, simpler illustration for the book’s interior. And I did a little work on the manuscript itself. So there is work that got done but I’d say only 50% of what I set out to do.

marijuana plant

It’s entirely common for my writing work to slow down once I start gardening in the summer. Once everything’s planted and the heat sets in, I’ll have more brain space for work again. The heat has definitely started, but I have a bit more planting to do. Should be finished by the next round.

baby strawberry plant

Baby strawberry plant! There are 20 of them.


I had an itch to pick up some of my fiction again, so I’m thinking about how to design my goals for next round. Thank you all for the regular support you’ve shown me. I wish you all the best. Here is the blog hop link for this final ROW80 Check-in. See you all next round!

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8 Responses to I did actually finish one

  1. Gardening is creative in its own way–and in the fall you get to reap the benefits of your hard work in the spring and summer. Your fiction will be there waiting for you. Good luck!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thanks! I hope you have a lovely summer.

  3. Your picture is beautiful. You are talented, in more ways than one.

  4. Jennifer says:

    What a kind thing to say. Thank you very much.

  5. I don’t think I could create an image with such obvious life if I had the rest of mine to work with. And my garden efforts generally result in plant genocide…so I’m in awe. I think gardening and writing have a lot of – pardon my pun – common ground.
    Looking forward to seeing what blooms for you next round! =D

  6. Jennifer says:

    Thanks, Shan. Hope you have a lovely break between rounds.

  7. Louise Purfield-Coak says:

    I just came across your blog today when putting the book, 200 eggs A Year And How To Get Them, on my kindle wish list. Your picture is gorgeous. I love to garden also. Right now, I grow my veggies in a vegtug and grow bags in the middle of an asphalt parking lot. My tomato and pepper love it. I grew up in the country and still live in this rural village, but now live in an apartment above a store on Main Street. My wonderful landlord has a small farm so I thought I would get it for him.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Hi Louise! Thanks for stopping by. I grow a lot in pots on the patio myself, and it works well.

    I hope you have a good gardening season, and thanks for your interest in the book.

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