A 2,000 Word Day

Japanese Beetle on a Wheat Plant

I’ll be filling in for editor Trish Nelson at Blog for Iowa the next two weeks while she takes a well-deserved break.

To meet a daily posting requirement I wrote four posts Saturday in between gardening, cooking, mowing and laundry. After the final edit this morning I counted 2,000 words! It felt like I accomplished something.

There is a lot to write about.

The challenge of writing is partly the craft. It is more the living. Without a perspective that’s unique or adds value to society, what’s the point?

The main thing in getting perspective is to shut up and listen to people, places and things around us. We Americans — and perhaps we humans — are not very good listeners so we need to work at it.

That’s how I plan to spend the rest of the day. Listening to the place I call home. That includes my spouse.