Entry 33: This Writer’s Life

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 33: This Writer’s Life.

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 33: This Writer’s Life

This morning in this writer’s life, I worked on chapter 18 of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. This addition to the book has been one of the most difficult parts of the rewrite. It is the first time Will Chandler and Amazing Buchanan have sat in the same room together since Will brought her to the old plantation house to hide from Melvin Samples. Maizie isn’t sold on the idea. The trick is to create the right amount of tension to make the situation more realistic to the reader.

I am still searching my mind for an acrostic poem, although I am ready to move on to another poetic style. These poetic adventures aim to learn about the artistry of the different poetic styles. I’ve said before that I don’t consider myself a poet but enjoy playing with words. Right now, I am suffering from clutter desk syndrome. I can always tell when I am drowning in the creative process because my desk is messy. There is no point in putting the dictionary and massive amount of notes away because I will only drag them out again the next time I sit down.

The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 33: This Writer’s Life

I am still reading The Novel Habits of Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith. Isabel and Jamie are considering whether they want to have a second child. She runs into her enemies, Lettuce, and Dove, when she goes for coffee. She is worried about them showing up in Edinburgh. These guys seem to mess with the Review of Applied Ethics publication.

What I’m listening to right now and entry 33: This Writer’s Life

I decided Riding With the King By B.B. King and Eric Clapton would be the perfect tunes to make my afternoon special. You can’t go wrong when these two guys make music together. I’ve loved Clapton’s music since the days when he played with Cream. And what more can you say about Mr. King? He certainly knew how to play the blues, and he made some wonderful music when he played Lucille

The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.

Today I am thankful that I have grandchildren who work at places we frequent in town. We always get family discounts at restaurants and the salon where one of my granddaughters works allows family haircuts for free. Add that to the senior discounts, and these old people get good deals. With the way prices are these days, you can’t beat that. I am grateful my children had children who are now having children.

This old lady says

Don’t spit in the face of a gift horse. If you find a good deal, don’t be too proud to take it. There are certain times when it pays to be old. Have a fantastic day, and look for bargains to be taken advantage of when you can.

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.

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