I finally broke down and pulled weeds yesterday. I hate pulling weeds, but I had no choice. One of the weeds was about to become a tree. (It was on the side of the house that no one can see, but still, it really needed to go!)
As I look outside now, I am quite satisfied with my flower beds, except for the one right in front of the house. It's weed-free, but it's too full. Despite having trimmed them, the shrubs have gotten way too big for the space they are in. I'm wondering if maybe it's time to get rid of one or two of them. They are beautiful spireas, and I'd hate to see them go, but I guess I could transplant them to another location.
It got me thinking about my completed MS. I have spent months getting rid of the weeds and sculpting the bushes, but it's still too long. One of my rejection letters even stated that as the reason for the rejection. Is it time for me to remove some of the shrubs and get rid of entire scenes? I'm just not sure I can do that. I have nurtured and brought to life each and every scene. I'd really hate to see any of them go.
What about you? Have you ever had to cut more than you wanted to?
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