I’ve never been good at 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 125: Mistakes are Unavoidable.
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 125: Mistakes are Unavoidable
Okay, so I went through chapter 3 of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast and changed the point of view in chapter 4. This chapter holds more weight told from Chad Wallace’s first-person account. I will go back through it several more times to ensure I’ve polished it to a point where it unfolds naturally.
I did some research into poetic styles that start with the letter E. There are a couple that would be fun to play with in May. I am stuck right now. I have one more poem to write in April and need to consider a theme.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 125: Mistakes are Unavoidable
I started Kate Atkinson’s Big Sky. Jackson Brodie moved from France and lives in a seaside town in England. He has his son with him for the summer. He’s returned to working as a private detective. The other characters in the book are starting to take shape.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 125: Mistakes are Unavoidable
I decided Mozart should be included on my playlist today. I am in a classical music mood.
What I dreamed last night and Entry 125: Mistakes are Unavoidable
I don’t remember my dream. I am trying to note them because I feel that sometimes the unconscious mind sends us answers to problems or reminds us of things we need to deal with.
The adventure Rooster and I took and Entry 125: Mistakes are Unavoidable.
I started a rumor today, and I blame it on Facebook because I saw one of those memory posts of my granddaughter’s ultrasound. I got excited thinking I would be a great-grandmother again and told people. My adventure today involved clearing up the misunderstanding before I got accused of becoming a gossipmonger.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
I am thankful Rooster spotted my mistake about our granddaughter’s post being a memory before I told many people. I hate to spread information that isn’t true, although I wouldn’t mind another great-grandchild.
The henhouse Lady says
Fact-checking is an important part of life. I need to be reminded about that every time I look at Facebook. Talk about a spreader of misinformation. That is one reason I seldom look at this form of social media. Mistakes are unavoidable in life.
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2 thoughts on “Entry 125: Mistakes are Unavoidable.”
What a story! That’s so interesting. At least you’re the people that try to clear information.