Writers Horoscope September 28: Guilt sets in. You must resist.

You’re camped out under your apple tree watching a woodpecker five feet away.

It’s the closest you have even been to one in your life.

And you wonder, ‘Geez, am I so lethargic that a woodpecker has no clue a living being is nearby?’

That’s when you should reach for a trusty source of inspiration:

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.”

Paulo Coelho

Yes, it’s just a bird. And yes, you’re not raking in serious cash, but your writing life is not routine. And for that, you can be thankful.


  1. Virginia says:

    oooh, I brake (& break) for woodpeckers! They come often to our feeders (red bellied & downy.) On rare occasions huge pilated woodpeckers. (Awhile back a pilated woodpecker hammered away right outside my window for a few days!) A real treat! 🕊🐾🕊🐾

    1. TMH says:

      I think I was watching a downy woodpecker today. I have to say, as I sat there with hot coffee and a warmed up cinnamon roll, I wasn’t wrestling with toooo much guilt, but I could see that some might. ;-> Thanks for checking in, V.

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