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 50: A Simple Plan.
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 50: A Simple Plan
I have a very simple plan about how the next few chapters in Amazing Buchanan and the Beast should flow. The loose outline I created using it has helped me focus on the flow of the story. Amazing attachment to the Beast was never clear when I wrote the first draft. He rescues Maizie from a falling tree branch in a storm. A girl has to fall for a guy if he saves her life, even if he’s a beast.
I need to catch up on my Blitz poetry. I suspect that I am about to switch styles because I am starting to get tired of all the rules that come with the Blitz. I’ll probably research different types of poetry and see if another style attracts my attention. It would help if Word Daddy made an appearance. I wonder if there is a muse detective agency that tracks down the ones who are MIA. I mean, a deal is a deal.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 50: A Simple Plan
I am still moving slowly through the pages of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. Levin returns to the country after a short and disappointing visit with his brother, and he gives up the idea of a happily married life. Kitty’s health declines because her love life is in shambles. Dolly suspects it is because she turned down Levin’s proposal more than because of Vronsky following Anna to Petersburg. Poor Anna finds her married life dull. Her husband and child have lost their luster as she develops feelings for Vronsky, who tries to make contact with her whenever he can.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 50: A Simple Plan
I put on Cream’s Live Cream this afternoon. This group doesn’t get credit for being one of the first groups to be heavy metal before the term heavy metal was even created. I was in the mood for an old classic today.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
The weather was so unseasonably warm that everyone came out to play. We saw a group of four old guys in electric wheelchairs cruising downtown. People were out and bicycles and walking to enjoy the fresh air. I even saw the caped crusader running down the street. I am always thankful whenever I see batman out for a run.
This old lady says
I don’t know how long this blessing of warm weather will last, but I am happy it is here. I’ve lived long enough not to question an early spring. (I heard talk at a local restaurant; we have those stupid spy balloons to thank. I say don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.)
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