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 117: The Advantages of a Second Childhood.
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 117: The Advantages of a Second Childhood
I read the prologue several times today, allowing Microsoft Word to read it back to me out loud. For those who don’t know, there is a feature in the new version of the program that will read what you’ve written. I find this so helpful during the editing process. It is also important to take the time to read through it without sound. This practice might slow the process down, but it gives you an idea of how the text will flow for your reader.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 117: The Advantages of a Second Childhood
I finished the Tuesday section of Kate Atkinson’s One Good Turn today. The unique way this author divides this book into sections according to the day is interesting. It clues the reader into the time frame of the events.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 117: The Advantages of a Second Childhood
I decided John Mayer’s Born and Raised was worth listening to this morning. The songs on this album didn’t get much radio time, but I enjoyed listening to them.
What I dreamed last night and Entry 117: The Advantages of a Second Childhood
I had a very strange sleep. Something woke me up, and I couldn’t fall back to sleep. My rest became so broken that I couldn’t remember my dream.
The adventure Rooster and I took and Entry 117: The Advantages of a Second Childhood
I had to go to the doctor this morning to get my test results back. Rooster and I went to the guy later in the day.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
I am thankful that all of my lab results came back and said I was in pretty good shape for an old hen. I saw improvement in all of my numbers. Yeah! All the walking and change in diet are paying off.
The henhouse Lady says
I wish someone would devise a way to make broccoli taste like chocolate. Eating healthy stuff would be so much simpler if it tasted good. Oh, well, sometimes a person has to do what’s good, even if it tastes like crapola. That’s why they call it being a grown-up. I found it more fun to act like a kid. I see the forecast of a second childhood in the near future. Nobody expects you to remember stuff when you get old. Someplace even give you a senior discount for simply being old.
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