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 89: Feeling Under the Weather.
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 89: Feeling Under the Weather
I wrote through another chapter of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast while writing my morning pages. I won’t give away the important thing that happened in this chapter. It affects the outcome of this book. I am so close to the ending I can almost feel the words my fingers will type. A few twists are coming that will end the curse.
I still need to write those Cascade Poems flowing in my head. I need to find time to work them out on paper.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 89: Feeling Under the Weather
I finished Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger when I read “Teddy.” Something about these Salinger stories feels familiar as if I’ve read them in the past. I found this short story to be one of those. The ending gives me the creeps. The scream from the small female child makes cold chills run up my spine. The writer never tells us what causes the scream. Salinger leaves it up to the reader to guess if it is because Booper or Teddy dies. I believe there is enough foreshadowing in the story to make the reader believe Teddy is killed when Booper pushes him into a pool drained of water.
That brings me to the end of another Salinger book. I want to continue my Salinger reading. Maybe I will reread the Catcher in the Rye. I guess the point of it is I am enjoying myself.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 89: Feeling Under the Weather
I selected a Patsy Cline greatest hits CD this morning. I didn’t appreciate this woman’s voice when I was younger, stumbling onto her music as an adult. She could sing a good song, that’s for sure. I enjoyed listening to these oldies but goodies.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
I’ve been under the weather for the past couple of days. It was nothing serious, but it proved the common cold still exists in America. I am starting to feel much better now and am thankful for that.
This old lady says
I hate to feel sick. A runny nose is never fun. I have never understood where the term feeling under the weather came from, but sometimes we all get that way. The best road to recovery is not worrying about every ache and pain.
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