Thursday, June 08, 2006

It's Raining in New Mexico

You may not think a little rain is worthy of a blog subject, but if you don't, you obviously don't live in the desert southwest. Our measurable spring rainfall was 0.27 inches. Yes, that was a dot before the 27. We are in the middle of a drought here and rain is precious to us. I feel like a farmer who watches the sky for rain which will determine whether his/her crop will prosper or fail.
Does rain fall in your writing? Is it a deluge of ideas or a sprinkling of ideas that comes in between droughts? Take the rain when you can get it, save it in a cup for another day when it's not raining.
I keep a file of ideas, just snippets of ideas, or even just a title that sounds intriguing. If you're a writer and don't have an idea file for when there's a drought of ideas, open one today, right now and put one thing in it. Some days are filled with raindrops and rainbows. Plant something, watch it grow.
Look up at the sky and pray for rain!


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