Cracking the pie crust secret code

Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.
John le Carre

I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top. ~English Professor (Name Unknown), Ohio University

Three rejections this week didn’t deter me…I just sent out three more that I’ve been procrastinating. My end of year goal is to pull all my chapters together and get a working plan to finish my manuscript before the end of April.

I’m back at my computer after a fabulous Thanksgiving feast courtesy of friends Gary and M.A. I had the BEST PUMPKIN PIE I’ve ever had courtesy of Gary finally cracking the “pie crust secret code”. I’d post the recipe but I left it on the table. Oops! It’s in this cookbook.
Baking Illustrated: A Best Recipe Classic (The Best Recipe Series)

I hope all had a good Thanksgiving and you are ready to end the year on a positive note. Today, start your daily writing exercise with what are you grateful for this year? Set the timer for fifteen minutes and write, you may be surprised how good you feel after this exercise. The world is abundant. How can you use the feeling of gratitude in a poem, essay or short story. Now get back to work! It is o.k. to eat pumpkin pie for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving.

The Writing Nag

Books on Gratitude
Journey of Gratitude – Writing a Gratitude Journal
When Words Matter Most: Thoughtful Words and Deeds to Express Just the Right Thing at Just the Right Time
Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude

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4 Replies to “Cracking the pie crust secret code”

  1. Sorry to hear about the rejections – keep plugging away with them. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

    I have to admit, after reading your post, I want a piece of pumpkin pie for breakfast. Unfortunately, our Thanksgiving was last month, so I’m out of luck.

    Enjoy your holiday weekend!

  2. Rejections are just stepping stones to acceptance! I share your philosophy. Get a rejection, send a submission. Good for you for plugging away at it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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