I’ve never been good about keeping a journal. It all boils down to consistency. There are days when I skip making an entry. Life can crowd out the time I need to write down my thoughts about a day’s events. I’ve also been reluctant to pose as an expert on the writing process. If I knew anything of value about writing, my work would already be in print. I went out on a skinny limb of a tall in 2022 when I shared my 365 days of thankfulness. The exercise forced me to put myself out there with my soft belly exposed. Thank you for joining me on my writing journey. Therefore, I decided to get my feet wet and do a writer’s journal in 2023, so I will call entry 6: I’m Taking the Day Off.
Note: I consider editing an important part of the writing process. Editing is where all the artistry happens.
The project I am working on while I’m taking the day off.
I decided to take the day off, or at least the morning. Rooster and I are planning a small excursion with my daughter’s family. It does the heart good to experience new things. That doesn’t mean I’ll shut my head off while I’m gone. There is no better time than a car ride to develop a new story idea. I also like to engage in a little character development along the way.
The book I am currently reading while I’m taking the day off.
I’m starting the final act of Stephen King’s. The Dark Half. I hope I don’t get so busy that I don’t finish it today. Thad has ditched his protection patrol and is racing to save his wife and children.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
Taking the day off is what I am most thankful for at this moment in time. Writing is hard work. Sometimes I need a break.
What I’m listening to today while i take the day off.
The house is silent today. Rooster and I are too busy to put on music. There is a rush to get some things done before we leave.
I’m going to stop sharing this study because it occurred to me I should be giving a source of where I found the information in these index cards. The study occurred years ago. I honestly don’t know where I came across the information. There were several websites I used during my study. I do plan to look over them in my spare time.
Who is Molly Shea?
Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
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