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 20: A weird icky day.
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 writing entry 20: A weird Icky Day
Have you ever had one of those mornings when things feel slightly off-center? That’s the way my day started. It might be because I woke up from a dream in the middle of the night. I couldn’t even remember a remnant of the dream, but I somehow feel that bringing it to mind was important. I managed to fall back asleep.
I’ve struggled to work on chapter 7 of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. I managed to reconstruct Will Chandler’s meeting with Allison Bossard more interestingly than the original, and I hope I don’t dislike what I wrote when I get past the weird mood I find myself in right now. I plan to carry on with the things I need to get done today. There is no reason why a mood should turn a perfectly good day into a disaster. So what if I have the blues and feel a weirdness has settled over the world?
The book I am currently reading while contemplating entry 20: A weird Icky Day
I didn’t do any reading today when I’ll shake this mood. I feel it would be impossible to concentrate because of my mood today. Alexander McCall Smith’s The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds will be what I pick up again tomorrow.
What I’m listening to today while writing entry 20: A weird Icky Day
I decided The Beatles Revolver might provide a sense of nostalgic normalcy to my weird morning. The songs on this CD bring many memories from when I was a kid to mind.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
I am grateful that tomorrow will be a new day and that my weird morning will be over. Everyone has those days when nothing feels right in the world. That’s why a person can have hope for a brighter future.
This old lady says
Today might be weird, but the sun will come out tomorrow. I can’t wait to get past this weird, icky day. Thank you for reading my thoughts.
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