Do writing and gardening have anything in common?
I think they do. I’ve spent my spare moments today here at my keyboard hammering out the “About Us” page of a new website about to be launched. Then when my elevated shoulders and computer neck needed saving, I went out to one of our vegetable patches to weed, hoe, and whip it into shape.
Writing and gardening both require:
- Seeds or at least the germ of an idea
- Materials and tools
- Doing groundwork – Digging or research
- Tenacious hard work – whether mental, emotional or physical
- Weeding, pruning or editing
- Great patience