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 60: a Wet and Wild Morning.
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 60: a Wet and Wild Morning
My morning pages moved along nicely. Rain is falling outside. We had an intense thunderstorm in the middle of the night, which is odd for February. The storms woke us up during the night. The weather drama didn’t interfere with what I wrote this morning. I was pleased with my rewrite for chapter 37 of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast.
The Bop poetry isn’t coming as easily as the prose. I have a hard time creating problems to write about right now. Maybe in honor of the rainy day, I will write a flood bop. I don’t know what style of poetry I will tackle next, but I need to start thinking about it now. The month of February is slipping away. I plan to move on to styles of poetry that start with the letter C in March.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 60: a Wet and Wild Morning
I am still working my way through Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. Anna survives her bruc=sh with death but finds she can’t live with her husband. She is still in love with Vronsky, and she finds Karenina repulsive. Even the fact that he has forgiven her makes her dislike him. She leaves with Vronsky to restore her health. Levin and Kitty marry. They both love one another. I love the way Tolstoy has the story unfold. He doesn’t give a lot away. I guess that is what makes him a master storyteller.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 60: a Wet and Wild Morning
I put Gillian Welch’s Revival on for my listening pleasure today, and this CD contains some of my favorite music made by her. I like the bluegrass/country feel of this music.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
I am thankful we are getting rain instead of the ice happening right now to the north of us. We live in a line of temperatures too warm to produce ice. I feel so sorry for the people having the ice storm right now. That is one of the worst weather scenarios that exist. The roads get bad, and power lines break.
This old lady says
Some days I am happy to live in Indiana. Today happens to be one of them. We seem to be experiencing better weather than most of the country. I can’t afford to get too cocky because our turn is coming.
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