First off - kittens. We have a litter that are almost ready to go. All spoken for but they are so sweet. Here they are after running around like crazy things. Pitter Patter Pitter Patter Rush Around and then crash -- into a pile of fur.
Who is going to Vogue Knitting in Minneapolis? I'm not but I know a whole bunch of people who are. Have fun everyone.
Here are some of the last garden flowers in my studio.
I got it done - the first draft of my new manuscript. I sent it yesterday. Yay.
Next week is the second photo shoot. There will be re-writes too. Another photo shoot in December. Then more editing and proof-reading. Writing a book is a very long process. As I said to Mark the other night - there is a reason why not more people write books. It is a huge amount of work. The part that is very difficult is sitting there - typing and typing and not being able to do other things. But if you don't sit there and do it, it will not write itself. Like other things in life.
I read once that Patricia Wells - the cookbook author - said of writing books - that you have to put iron shackles to get it done. And it is true - for a long while - I couldn't do anything else - it was hours and hours and days and days. Thank goodness that part is over. Although there is so much work to do.
Here are some autumn photos I have been meaning to post. Autumn got away from me with this book thing.
Our dirt road. With Beau. Before the leaves fell. It is cold and rainy and raw here today. Typical November day.
Here is Beau on the 27th of October while the snow was falling. We got 3 inches. Thank goodness it is gone now. Their fur is growing in nicely so they are plenty warm for the winter coming.
Here are some photos of the sheep during leaf peeping.
Hope all is going well for you all. Come back tomorrow for a new book and giveaway opportunity.