Entry 28: Waiting for the Storm

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 28: Waiting for the Storm.

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

My morning writing before I started while Entry 28: Waiting for the Storm.

I made a fortunate mistake finishing my rewrite of chapter 12 of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. I wrote until I made it to the middle before I stopped yesterday. When I picked back up today, I started writing in the wrong person’s voice. This book is my first adventure writing in the first person, with each chapter taking on the view of a different character. The issue was easy to solve. I divided chapter 12 into two separate chapters. It was a good mistake because it allowed the scene to be told from two different points of view. Sometimes a mistake can be better than the original plan.

I lost track this morning but managed to complete two chapters before I stopped to go walking. I enjoyed how all the words and ideas blended to make the perfect combination. There is a big snowstorm on the way. You can feel it in the air. We seem to be getting a lot of snow right now.

The book I am currently reading while completing entry 28: Waiting for the Storm

I finished Alexander McCall Smith’s The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds. The book didn’t have a big twist at the end, but that wasn’t much of a surprise. Smith writes such beautiful prose sometimes, it almost seems like you are reading a long poem. His writing is filled with intense philosophical thought that asks some important questions. This book is the second book in the four I found at a used bookstore. I’ll start another one tomorrow.

What I’m listening to today writing entry 28: Waiting for the Storm

I listened to Tchaikovsky while I did my morning pages. The combination of the writing and the weather put me into a classical music mood.

The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.

I am grateful that I didn’t need to go anywhere near a grocery store today. Everyone and their brother and sister are going after bread, eggs, and milk. This tradition is an unwritten rule every Hoosier knows by heart. The grocery store drama is more dangerous than the approaching Storm, and it is something I can live without right now. I am so thankful I went to the store yesterday.

This old lady says

It always pays to think ahead. Everyone stay warm and safe when this Storm moves your way.

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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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.

One thought on “Entry 28: Waiting for the Storm

  1. Wow, you and I thought about the same thing. Just this week, I thought about “writing in the first person, with each chapter taking on the view of a different character”… It is an interesting experiment to say the least. Happy writing and exploring.

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