Maybe I have stumbled onto the best of both worlds.
If I am not writing (and I consider blogging to be writing, so yes this counts!), then I am likely to be on horseback or in the garden. This time of year, in the garden trumps horseback riding. April showers bring April, May, June weeds by the droves. It is a never-ending job to stay ahead of the growth spurt of greenery.
So what did I do to turn my guilt from time spent in the garden away from the keyboard into cash? I started a CSA — a Community Supported Agriculture garden. I sold two shares in my garden for $1,000. Now I am getting paid to be distracted.
Yesterday I spoke to the cafe owner (where the local writer’s group meets) about buying fresh produce from me. She is amenable to the concept. Her assistant asked to be able to buy from me, too, for his own kitchen. Cool.