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 109: Waiting and Posting.
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 109: Waiting and Posting
I’m still letting Amazing Buchanan and The Beast sit for a few more days. The object of this game is to allow me to put distance between work and myself. I’ve forced my mind not to think about the story. I’m working on posting my blogs instead. The easiest way I’ve discovered to blog is to try to stay a week ahead. It is hard to resist the urge to tinker with the story.
I am enjoying the Diminished Hexaverse form of poetry. I wrote two this morning.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 109: Waiting and Posting
I am still reading Barbara Taylor Bradford’s The Heir. Edward frustrates me. He has a secret about another woman that might bring his world crashing down. At last count, that makes three women from his past that have caused him issues.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 109: Waiting and Posting
I listened to the second disc Cadillac Records Music from the Motion Picture. These songs hit the right spot this morning.
What I dreamed last night and Entry 109: Waiting and Posting
I remember fragments of the dream I had last night. It seemed like it involved a set of three circumstances, but I can’t remember how any of the issues were resolved. I should have written this down as soon as I woke up.
The adventure Rooster and I took and Entry 109: Waiting and Posting
We are still working on the bathroom. The water company guy came out and chipped off the concrete on the meter. We can shut the water off but run into a second issue. The replacement tub we purchased is two inches too long. That old saying, “measure twice, cut once,” is still true. Go figure. Oh well, these things are to be expected.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
I am grateful that the hardware store had a second tub in stock. We didn’t have to wait a month for the replacement to come in. They also took the one we bought back with no question.
This old lady says
Household remodels always suck. I don’t care how well you plan something always goes wrong. Welcome to the real world. I know I will love my new shower once it is done, but right now I would like to take a bath.
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