Entry 7: I Finished editing Tecumseh City Limits.

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 journey in the written word. Therefore, I plan to keep a journal in 2023 to document my progress. I will call Entry 7: I Finished editing Tecumseh City Limits.

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 journey in the written word. Therefore, I plan to keep a journal in 2023 to document my progress. I will call entry #7: I finished editing 7Tecumseh City Limits.

Note: I consider editing an important part of the writing process. Editing is where all the artistry happens.

The project I am working on Tecumseh City Limits.

I shouldn’t say that I have finished editing this collection of long short stories. Claiming that I am done editing is presumptuous. I am not fooling myself because I know there are thousands of mistakes that I probably missed. Tecumseh City Limit will be stored in my edited category until I can afford to hire a good editor. First, I need to rewrite the long short story that belongs in the collection. Kidnapping the Iron Man is essential and should be tucked between The Night the Moon was Full and The good Samaritan.

It occurs to me that listening to an old lady ramble on and on about her writing ups and downs might be boring for most readers. I hope I brought something entertaining or helpful to spread on the table of all the other posts composed by people who are better at the game than I am. The longer I write, the more persuaded I am that the road to publication can seem like a contest. There are winners and losers. Hitting on the winning combination is as chancy as rolling the dice. A certain degree of talent and skill becomes necessary to be successful. My goal this year is to end 2023 with something in print. Wish me luck.

The book I am currently reading during entry 7: I finished editing Tecumseh City Limits.

I will finish reading Stephen King’s The Dark Half tonight. This glimpse into a writer’s mind caused me to think about how I come up with ideas. I hope King allows the good guys to walk off the pages of his story without suffering too much damage. He’s been known to finish off a character on the final pages.

What I’m listening to today with entry 7: I finished editing Tecumseh City Limits.

I decided to pull out some classical music for my listening pleasure. Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, performed by the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, and Symphony No. 41 in C Minor, performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, are on deck.

The thing I am most thankful for at this moment is when I finished editing Tecumseh City Limits.

The most obvious thing to feel thankful for is coming to the end of this editing project. I am excited to move on to something interesting because I have an idea for a series of stories where the characters that are all connected. The idea sparked from a NaNo WriMo project i wrote last year. I have already written two in the series, but this story needs a serious rewrite to make them all fit together. I will call it The Survior Project.

That concludes all this old lady has to say about life and writing. My deepest desire is to contribute something worth reading to the conversation regarding life and writing. Have a fantastic and creative day.

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.

Be sure to follow Molly on Twitter!

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

6 thoughts on “Entry 7: I Finished editing Tecumseh City Limits.

  1. loved following your daily and that shows you are brave have what it takes to stick to a long project/process. glad things are on track for this year already –

  2. Congratulations on your long short stories and your future publication. Wish 2023 will be a happy and productive year for you and your writing.

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