November 23, 2014

Today is Sunday. The Lord’s day, the day of rest, the beginning or ending of the week depending on your viewpoint. I believe it is the beginning of the week. Every week starts off on a day of rest so the rest of the week goes well. The same is true of a manuscript be it PB, MG, YA or magazine article. By starting after a day of rest on your current work-in-progress, it gives you, the writer, a new look at your words. Things must go and things must be added to make the manuscript stronger. Time is right to make your manuscripts stronger,  more relevant and more publishable.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Interstate 10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette has sections over water called the Achafalaya Basin. Out in the water are trees called Cypress. Strong durable trees but over time with winds, creatures, and flooding the trees become shorter than usual. They stick up about a foot to about three or four feet above the water level. We, Louisianans, call those cypress knees. Many a table with a glass top has decorated plantation homes, and then later most homes. There are homes built on stilts above these waterways made of cypress. They stand the test of time and weather lasting fifty years or more with always more than one generation living in these homes.


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