Spring Showers

Meda White
Spring showers in my neck of the woods are often severe thunderstorms with high winds and deadly lightning. Rather than enjoying a gentle rain, we have to batten down the hatches, secure the patio furniture and pray that no tornadoes develop.

These Southern storms are scary, like the world of romance writing if you are a newbie like me. The more I learn about writing romantic fiction, the more I realize what I didn’t know.

With most storms, there are breaks in the clouds that allow a little light to shine through but when the skies remain dark for an extended period of time, it is easy to forget the bright spots. I find myself wondering if the sun will ever shine again.

As I consider the work I must do to get ready for publication, I see dark clouds gathering but I remind myself that spring showers provide nourishment and promote new growth. As I struggle with the sensation of a dark rain cloud hovering over me, I can also appreciate that when the skies clear, something beautiful will be waiting.


  1. Spring showers do indeed bring spring flowers. For all the dark clouds you experience each one has it’s own silver lining. When I was a child my brothers and sisters and I had to get wet in the first spring rains. This was supposed to ward off illness for the rest of the year. Barefoot and harmless we reveled in playing in the rain. During the bad storms we sat under the table with a candle and read the Bible, we figured if we were gonna get struck by lightning, the Lord would consider we had His Word with us. Meda if your blog is indicative of your writing, have no fear. You have an engrossing and unique style. Your Sun is just beginning to peek through.

  2. Some interesting quotes on writing. Stay the course.

    There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
    Ernest Hemingway

    You fail only if you stop writing.
    Ray Bradbury

    Love is easy, and I love writing. You can’t resist love. You get an idea, someone says something, and you’re in love.
    Ray Bradbury

    The answer to all writing, to any career for that matter, is love.
    Ray Bradbury

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