One of the great things about this blog and having done the "post a day" for a year was that it really gave me a chance to practice my writing skills. Not that I couldn't write if I had to, just that it would take me a long time to write anything.
And then edit it.
And edit some more.
So having finished the year of posts, I have a lot more confidence in my ability to kick out an article for the newspaper
And that's just what I did.
It's not my first one, its actually my third! But I felt good about how it sounded and I was able to just sit down, focus, and write it up. This one is in the garden club lectures. The others were about a yarn crawl and training dogs. I know you probably don't think they're related, but in a way they are. Dogs need training to stay out of the garden and what better way to train a herding dog than with sheep from which wool comes. See! It all fits together. Sort of.
Well it's a happy day at any rate because my article made it into the paper. Not the front page - more like page 8 - and I think that's very cool!