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Planting Trees . . . and Writing a Book

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago; the next best time is today.
The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago; the next best time is today.

It’s a tree planting day on my Dry Creek land.

It’s proposal day on my book, As the Crow Flies.

A proposal is the written package sent to an agent/publisher to “sell your book.”

I never thought of these two actions as related.

Planting pines.

Proposing a book.

You start with what you have.

And you plant it the best you can.

Then in some ways, it’s out of your hands.

You’re dependent on outside factors.

Rain, soil, sunshine, weed and tree competition, even fire.

Agents, cash-strapped publishers, the reading public.

Here we go.

We’ll see what happens.

It won’t be overnight.

Good things seldom are.

 

 

Burned longleaf seedling waiting for Spring.
Burned longleaf seedling waiting for Spring.

 

This is a draft cover only. It reminds us of the vision of the book.
This is a draft cover only. It reminds us of the vision of the book.

 

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About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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