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 11: Tecumseh City Limits finished being edited.
Note: I consider editing an important part of the writing process. Editing is where all the artistry happens.
The project I am working on now that entry 11: Tecumseh City Limits finished being edited.
I added the long Kidnapping the Iron Man to Tecumseh City Limits, completing my edit of this collection of long short stories. I can’t wait to get started on my next project. for my next project, I will rewrite and edit the book I wrote for NaNoWriMo in 2021. When i wrote this book two years ago, I never imagined Amazing Buchanan and the Beast would turn into a series in which the characters move in and out of one another’s stories.
This series is a new undertaking for me because I’m trying to invoke a different sort of emotion into the pages of these books. The Henhouse Series deals with a humorous story about three women florists who do bounty hunting to save money on the side and save their struggling flower shop. The Survivor Project deals with romance and overcoming past trauma. My goal this year is to rewrite and edit the first two books in this series and complete the third that I already have written in my head. I have all these stories in some form of completion stored on flash drives. I am dragging my feet on the way to publication. In later posts, I plan to examine this sore spot in my writing life. Right now, I think I will leave it alone.
The book I am currently reading right now.
I am still on book vacation. It is important for me to clear my head of all traces of Stephen King’s The Dark Half before I pick up the next book I plan to read. The writing styles of the two authors is the difference between night and day.
What I’m listening to today now that entry 11: entry 11: Tecumseh City Limits finished being edited
Eric Clapton was in a group called Cream before going out alone. He was in a couple of groups in his early days before he became a solo artist. He also spent time with a group called Blind Faith. Today I chose The Cream of Clapton for my listening pleasure. This CD includes all of the songs from his early career.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment now that entry 11: Tecumseh City limits finished being edited
Any minute now, my two youngest granddaughters will knock on my door. They will be spending the day with Rooster and me. I am grateful I got my morning writing done before they arrived. Now, I can spend the day enjoying them. Social media can wait until tomorrow.
This old lady says
Live for today because you aren’t guaranteed tomorrow. I know that has been said before, but that doesn’t make it any less true. It took me a long time to leave the past behind me and look for something brighter in my future. Have a fantastic day, and see you tomorrow.
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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