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 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 118: Enjoying the Editing Process.
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 118: Enjoying the Editing Process
I went to work editing chapter 1 of Amazing Buchanan and The Beast. This makes up round one of the edits of this chapter. I also came up with a quote from a fake expert. It appears that werewolf hunts in France were the rage in the 1700s. They became as common as witch hunts in England. I find this historical fact interesting.
I’m enjoying this part of the process. Editing can be fun. I am looking at every sentence for flaws. This is part of the writing where I catch all of my mistakes. I move slowly through the work, making certain to eliminate the stuff that doesn’t need to be there.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 118: Enjoying the Editing Process
I am still reading Kate Atkinson’s One Good Turn. Honda-Man, the guy from the road rage incident, is attacking witnesses to keep them from talking. His dog drops dead. There is also a mystery surrounding the possible death of the prostitute with the crucifix earrings.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 118: Enjoying the Editing Process
I put B.B. King and Friends on this morning because it was a listen-to-the-blues day.
What I dreamed last night and Entry 118: Enjoying the Editing Process
I dreamed I was cleaning the wooden porch of an old house. Rain fell from the sky, but I kept scrubbing. The task seemed impossible. This guy I have trouble dealing with in real life climbs onto the porch to give his opinion about how I should clean the porch. He doesn’t bother to lend a hand with the hard task. These characteristics are common in this individual. He always has an opinion, and he never helps. I ignore everything he says and keep cleaning until I wake from the dream.
The adventure Rooster and I took and Entry 118: Enjoying the Editing Process
Rooster and I went to the gym today.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
I am thankful for Rooster today. My life would be boring if he weren’t a part of it.
The Henhouse Lady says
There is something to be said about having a person you love to walk with you through your later years. Rooster and I have worked hard to get ourselves here.
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5 thoughts on “Entry 118: Enjoying the Editing Process”
Great pic! ❤️
Y’all look great