I finished writing Fresh Horses last night. It was a rewrite of one of my earlier manuscripts, but as much work as it took to convert it from first person to third and whip it into shape, I might as well have started from scratch. This is the first in a three book series called Unlikely Lovers. The last few chapters still have to make the rounds of my critique partners, but once the critiques are done, I'll send it to my agent. I have absolutely no idea whether she'll want to shop it around to publishers or not. Seems like everyone I talked to at RT advised me to self-publish it. Anyway, it's done, and now I'll just have to wait and see what happens. Gotta write a synopsis, though. Ugh!
I took a break from writing yesterday afternoon and did some mowing and took a few pictures. This rhododendron is what I'd hoped I wouldn't miss while I was in Chicago. The red one will be next, but right now, I'm enjoying the purple one for as long as it lasts.
Here's a close-up of the blossoms. Too bad they don't have much in the way of scent.
Out of four clematis, this is the only one that's doing much booming this year. I plan to plant a couple more soon. Talk about putting the cart before the horse, I already have two trellises for them to grow on!
Late afternoon on freshly mowed grass! It just doesn't get any better than that.
Then again, maybe it does....