Wednesday, August 10, 2011
You Say Tomato. I Say Tomatoe.
How I wish my tomatoes looked like this beauty! The super hot, dry conditions made my plants shrivel and the fruit to develop black rot. Even the resident groundhog passed by my garden this year.
Could more diligent watering have helped my veggie patch? Maybe. Maybe not. Sometimes there are conditions beyond our control when it comes to growing plants.
Like gardening, we nurture our manuscripts, editing them until they shine. Yet, market conditions, the publishing climate, the economy, and subjective tastes can cause the fruit of our labors to fail.
With gardens, we can try again next year and learn our lessons well. Practicing our craft with dogged determination and being wise about the business side will give us a fighting chance with future endeavors.
How is your veggie and writing garden this year?