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 102: Batman Sighting.
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 102: Batman Sighting
I have one and a half chapters to write before I end my rewrite of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. I always get sad when I come this close to writing the end. It’s hard to figure out why I feel this way. I should feel a sense of accomplishment. Maybe it saddens me because I’ll have to leave the characters behind. Writers tend to get close to the people they create. A second thought occurs that I might worry about where I will go next.
I am having fun with the dialogue poems I decided to write. The Diminished Hexaverse is also still on the table. I decided to explore these two poetic forms in April. Word Daddy seems to be lending a hand. I think he feels guilty about his recent behavior. I am not sure I’m willing to forgive him yet.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 102: Batman Sighting
I should finish Salinger’s Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters today. I didn’t enjoy the rambling stream-of-consciousness writing in the second half, but it gave us a detailed glimpse into Seymour’s character. It also revealed many things about Salinger’s writing process.
I am not sure what direction my reading will take next. There is a book I need to read about editing on my Kindle tablet before I jump into editing Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. I think I will start my next reading series there.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 102: Batman Sighting
This morning, I am listening to Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B minor. I’m enjoying the dramatic feel of this music today.
What I dreamed last night and Entry 102: Batman Sighting
My dream was odd, and I don’t remember much of it. Rooster and I are binge-watching a TV series, and I dreamed about the characters. We need to stop watching this program right before bed. The intense action in this series haunts my dreams.
The adventure Rooster and I took and Entry 102: Batman Sighting
We walked for an hour at the gym and went to the grocery store. Our Monday routine was the big adventure of the day.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
I saw Batman running down the street again today. He moved so fast that I couldn’t snap a picture this time.
This old lady says
It’s always a good day when the caped crusader goes out for a run. Sometimes you need to take your laughs wherever you can find them. A Batman sighting always makes my day. The first time I encountered this guy, I walked alone in the park. He started running toward me, and I thought I would get mugged. The guy kept going, and I moved in the opposite direction.
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