Saturday, March 9, 2013

March Madly Busy by Brenda Whiteside

As my fellow Rose, Chris stated in her post, March Madness has something to do with sports. I'm as clueless as she is. I have my own kind of March Madness.

As I type, my daughter-in-law is in the beginning throes of labor. The madness wouldn't be quite so mad if we weren't under the same roof. What's even more maddening is the last time I blogged right here on The Roses of Prose, she appeared to be heading to the hospital at any time. Here I am again, talking as if I'll be a grandmother tomorrow. We'll see.

March also marks when we begin ramping up for another planting season on our little farm. Last year was our first, and this year we're treading into a commercial crop or two. So this month we build the greenhouse, till the fields, get the blackberry bushes trimmed and tend to the fruit trees. I started on the blackberries three days ago and I'm only half done.

There are some family commitments rolled into this month that beg my attention out of town. They're there, on my calendar and in ink. I'm beginning to feel a bit like I'm running a marathon. And I'm pretty talentless when it comes to running of any kind.

Oh, and yes, I'm an author with several projects in various stages of progress. I did manage to get a short piece sent off to my editor. I promised a revised synopsis to my agent. My deadline is fast approaching on the first draft of book number two in a series. One of my back list books, Sleeping with the Lights On, has had the eBook price reduced all the way down to $2.99 so I'm doing some promotion.

So, what does March Madness mean to me? It means I'll be looking for a bit of a slow down in April!

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Margo Hoornstra said...


Life sure does happen when we are busy making other plans, doesn't it? Speaking from experience, becoming a grandma will surely, and happily, put all of your other commitments on the proverbial back burner. Best of luck with all of it!

Brenda Whiteside said...

I really should have updated this entry before it posted, but true to my kind of March Madness I didn't have time. Mom and baby are in the hospital after a traumatic c-section but doing well and my come home today.

Jannine Gallant said...

Congrats on Sadi Belle's arrival, Brenda! So happy for your family. And as for March Madness, just grit your teeth and hope April finds us all back in control of our lives!

Brenda Whiteside said...

Thanks,Jannine. You said it!

Margo Hoornstra said...

Great news, Brenda! Congratulations!

Jenny Twist said...

Congratulations, Sweetheart. Love to you and your lovely family, including the new arrival.

Brenda Whiteside said...

Margo and Jenny, thanks for the comments and sorry I'm just now reading. It's been a wild week with these two. Baby and Mom are home and recovering.