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 104: I finished the rewrite of Amazing Buchanan and The Beast.
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 104: I finished the rewrite of Amazing Buchanan and The Beast
Yeah. I finished my rewrite of Amazing Buchanan and The Beast this morning. This story ended with a wedding. The couple got their happy ending. I plan to let the story rest for a few days before I start editing. I need a break. My writing group meets tonight. I am sure I need to make changes to Saving the Henhouse. Someone always finds something I miss even though I’ve been through the story eight times.
I am enjoying the poetry forms I’m writing this month. The Diminished Hexaverse and Dialogue Poems are a fun adventure. I hope to create another one this afternoon.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 104: I finished the rewrite of Amazing Buchanan and The Beast
I am starting Chapter Twelve of Harmony Kent’s Polishing Your Prose: Essential Editing Tips for Authors. The advice she gives is so wonderful. I wish I’d stumbled across this book ten years ago. Many of the things she discusses I discovered by trial and error. She also has a good way of teaching an old dog new tricks. I plan to read through this book at least twice before I tackle editing Amazing Buchanan and The Beast.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 104: I finished the rewrite of Amazing Buchanan and The Beast
The mood of the day required listening to some old-fashioned rock-n-roll. I put The All Time Greatest Hits of Bachman-Turner Overdrive Live on the stereo. Rooster and I have a collection of these greatest hits CDs. We purchased them many years ago. I can’t even remember the specific reason we made the selections.
What I dreamed last night and Entry 104: I finished the rewrite of Amazing Buchanan and The Beast.
I had a pleasant dream last night, but it slipped my mind.
The adventure Rooster and I took and Entry 104: I finished the rewrite of Amazing Buchanan and The Beast
Rooster and I went to the gym. I also attended my writer’s group in the evening. We went out to eat since I didn’t have time to cook.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
I am glad the bad weather passed us by last night. It looks like we might catch the brunt of the storms today. I feel sorry for the people who suffered storm damage yesterday.
This old lady says
This spring is shaping to be one of those times when we must worry about danger dropping out of the sky. We have experienced mild springs without typical storms for the past two years. I guess we are making up for it now.
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