Shopping in January?

You won’t find me in the clearance racks this month. No way. I’m relaxing on my sofa, perusing the pages of a plethora of seed catalogs arriving in my mail box. Yep, it’s time to buy your seeds. If you haven’t been seed saving, that is. Gardening might be a new adventure for you. A resolution of sorts, that coincides nicely with your resolution to lose weight, get healthy and stay active.

seed shopping

However, my resolution this year runs more along the lines of increased productivity. Looking back, I realized I only produced two novels in 2014. Two–after a gangbuster year in 2013 when I turned out five. But writing a series can do that to you. It’s sort of like writing one really long saga which makes it much easier on the thought process.

But this year I’m getting back to the keyboard with an ambitious plan. Not only will I publish three novels — a continuation of my new series, Sliver Creek — but I also intend to introduce a children’s garden book. Part fiction, part how-to, it’s a project I’ve been working on for quite a while but am finally ready to release. Woohoo — chalk up another tally in that productivity column!


Hm. This resolution thing is working out already! And I get to ogle the ruby red tomatoes and luscious green leaves of basil. Definitely an uplifting experience for any bleak January day. Even in Central Florida we get those cloudy skies…today, case in point.

Gotta love a fresh start. How about you? Is your agenda moving green this year?

Posted on January 5, 2015, in Blog Posts and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. That is the freshest looking basil I have ever seen and puts the stuff I see in the grocery stores to shame! We’re going through quite a cold spell here in the San Francisco Bay Area and it’s sometimes difficult to find that tiny slice of time where I can go out and not freeze my ears off so I can ride my bicycle. But the winter is short here so I won’t complain too much. My resolution is to write another book. I seem to put out one a year and cannot imagine writing more. Kudos to you – very prolific and a lot of work, for sure.

  2. Best of luck to you, Dianne, on your garden and your novels. Your kids book sounds like a great idea.

  3. I love seed catalogues, Dianne. Enjoy your perusing! 🙂 I’m looking forward to hearing more about your children’s gardening book. Very exciting!

  4. You can find me at the clearance racks ANY time. 😉

    Have fun with your planning, Dianne! And your books, wow. I’m impressed. Go, you!!

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