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 27: So Many Words and So Little Time.
Note: I consider editing an important part of the writing process. Editing is where all the artistry happens.
My morning writing before I started Entry 27: So Many Words and So Little Time
I took the morning to do some serious writing. Chapter 12 of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast is almost finished. The slump I experienced yesterday has vanished, and now I can’t seem to type fast enough. There are so many words spinning around in my head that my fingers can’t move across the keyboard of my laptop fast enough. I wish to figure out what elements make up the perfect writing day. I’d bottle that stuff and sell it online. Maybe it has something to do with the barometric pressure.
I wrote a couple of acrostic poems today. They came out good today, but I won’t like them tomorrow. I want to write a few more while the words are rambling around in my head, but I feel like I’m running out of time. The thing about life is that it has a way of putting up obstacles that make it hard to do what you want to do. Maybe I’ll come up with more ideas while walking at the gym. The big problem is that I don’t have a way to write down the stuff I come up with when I am out on the track. I could note it on my phone, but I worry people will think I’ve lost my mind when they see me talking to myself.
The book I am currently reading while writing Entry 27: So Many Words, So Little Time
I didn’t finish any reading today because I spent my time playing with words.
What I’m listening to today while writing Entry 27: So Many Words, So Little Time
I am listening to Carol King’s Tapestry today. The first time I heard this album, I was in high school. I thought it was one of the perfect anthems for my teenage years. I love the mellow songs in this collection of music.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
I am thankful the writing came easy today. It makes me feel productive when I don’t stare at the computer screen, searching for words.
This old lady says
I hate getting into a slump. It makes me feel good when the levee breaks and the words start to flow. I hope everybody in blog land finds the perfect words to use today.
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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