Woot! Woot! Praise the Lord! Hip, hip hooray! And Hallelujah!
Living in the country after being a big city, Dallas girl all my life, I obtained a new appreciation for many colloquialisms used since I can remember like 'tough row to hoe' or, as this blog is appropriately named, 'makin' hay while the sun shines'. Farmers plant and fertilize and hope for rain so that their pastures grow thick with tall, weed-free grass. Then once they cut it and winnow it into rows, they pray, "No rain!" Because if it does, their hay is ruined.
I figure I fertilized my writing during fifteen years of read-and-critique and being mentored at the DFW Writers' Workshop. My window to make hay had arrived, so I got busy! In six short months, I baled up three hundred pages and put them in the mail to Mary Sue with a prayer for favor. Six months! Over ninety thousand words! Just go ahead and try to convince me God wasn't in that!
And you may also visit my older blog: 'Grami's Gabbin' that isn't all about being an author for Simon and Schuster's Howard Book division. Be blessed!