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 39: A Short Writing Day.
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 39: A Short Writing Day
I finished the Blitz Poem I started working on yesterday before I rewrote chapter 23 and started 24 of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. My writing time is limited today because life intruded on my creative space. I was on a roll too. Maybe I can pick up where I left off tomorrow, but I also fear it will be a short day. I wish I could afford to hire someone to do the other stuff.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 39: A Short Writing Day
I started Alexander McCall Smith’s The Careful Use of Compliments. I wish I had started this book before the others I found at the used bookstore. The story takes place earlier in Isabel’s life. She recently gave birth to her son and has questions about her relationship with Jamie. He’s asked her to marry him, but she doesn’t give him an answer. She loves him but feels their relationship is doomed because of their differences. Isabel has also been sacked from being the Review of Applied Ethics editor. Her replacement will be Christopher Dove.
What It almost I’m listening to right now and Entry 39: A Short Writing Day
I am listening to the music Rooster is playing in the background from one of the many Pandora Radio stations he has on his phone. It’s nice listening to the music floating in the air.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
I am thankful to be out of the deep freeze and placed in the refrigerator. The temperatures are above freezing, and the sky is blue. I am grateful not to have to worry about frozen pipes today.
This old lady says
It is nice to be our of the cold for a minute. I am sure we haven’t seen the last of winter yet. It almost feels like spring, but I am under no illusion. The rodent saw his shadow. We have at least six more weeks of winter to look forward to this year.
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