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 this post Entry 101: A Busy Day in a Small Town.
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 101: A Busy Day in a Small Town
I finished chapter 61 of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. The curse is broken, or is it? The original language associated with this curse condemns Will to permanently transform into the Rougarou on the night of his 30th birthday, three months away. Will won’t take any chances. I still want this couple to have a happy ending, but will they?
My thought process yesterday centered around how I would like to write a poem using dialogue between two or more people. I did some research and discovered that a form of dialogue poetry exists. I wrote two of these poems I plan to post these poems later in the month. Word daddy whispered this idea into my ear. The lazy muse is trying to get back into my good graces. He knows I’m mad about his recent incarceration.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 101: A Busy Day in a Small Town
I am reading the second half of Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters. Seymour: An Introduction consists of buddy Glass going on a rambling stream of consciousness about his brother, Seymour. Salinger wrote this as a series for the New Yorker. This section of the book talks about Seymour and Buddy’s writing style. The offering is more about the reclusive Salinger than either of the fictional Glass brothers.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 101: A Busy Day in a Small Town
I put Schubert Piano Transcriptions on the stereo this morning. I bought this CD for fifty cents and enjoyed it very much.
What I dreamed last night and Entry 101: A Busy Day in a Small Town
I don’t remember the dream I had last night. I woke up several times because there seemed to be a lot of loud music and vehicles out on the busy street that ran in front of my house.
The adventure Rooster and I took and Entry 101: A Busy Day in a Small Town
Rooster and I attended church in the morning. We went to walk at the gym and went to a meeting for a motorcycle rights group we belong to in the evening.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
I am thankful for the right to worship we have in this country. We can still attend the church of our choice without the government telling us we can’t worship where and when we want.
This old lady says
I’ve lived a very busy day in a small Indiana town. The rest of the world doesn’t notice this tiny place on the map, but I like it that way. We may seem old-fashioned, but many of us still attend church here. The rest of the country can do their business; we will care for ours. We had three tornados touch down this week, but we are all right. Most of us went to church on Sunday and thanked God it wasn’t worse. Nobody died, so we count our blessings.
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