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 120: Same Old Same Old.
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 120: Same Old Same Old
The editing process moves along at a steady pace. This week I’ve been through the prologue, chapter 1, and begin with chapter 2 of Amazing Buchanan and The Beast. I spotted a major issue in 2. I gave too much away too soon, so I spent the morning fixing the issue. Spotting these sorts of problems is why the editing process is important.
A trickle of a poem is hiding in the back of my mind. Maybe Word Daddy decided to send a sprinkle of inspiration my way. Who knows.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 120: Same Old Same Old
I am still working my way through Kate Atkinson’s One Good Turn. I feel a great deal of sympathy for the character Gloria. She seems to be a good lady married to a jerk. He’s in the hospital after a heart attack, and she hasn’t told anyone yet. They keep calling her for information, but she avoids telling them about what happened.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 120: Same Old Same Old
I listened to Cosby, Still, Nash & Young’s Dèjā Vu this morning. I love the harmony and acoustic blend with the rock and roll sound.
What I dreamed last night and Entry 120: Same Old Same Old
I vaguely remember writing instructions in black chalk on a whiteboard and giving instructions to someone who wasn’t interested in the information I was trying to present. Rooster says I have weird dreams. I think he is right.
The adventure Rooster and I took and Entry 120: Same Old Same Old
Rooster and I did the same old same old. The gym was our biggest adventure today.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
This morning, I am thankful to hear from my son, who lives in a faraway city. Hearing his voice always makes my day.
The henhouse Lady says
Baby chicks have to leave the nest. Some of them stay close to the henhouse, while others wander to far-off lands. It’s always nice when they call home.
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