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 127: Rain and Sunshine.
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 127: Rain and Sunshine
I ditched words during my edits of chapters 4 and 5 of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. I’ll review both chapters in the morning to ensure those words aren’t needed. The thing about drafts that I’ve noticed is that sometimes I add stuff for myself. It helps me understand why the characters do what they do and behave in certain ways. It’s often wordy stuff the reader doesn’t need to know. I like the dance I am doing with these characters.
I plan to start writing Echo Poems in the first part of May. These poems are short and tidy.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 127: Rain and Sunshine
I am in the middle of Kate Atkinson’s Blue Sky, and I enjoy the experience of stumbling across an author I haven’t read before and finding myself enjoying their stories. I like how Atkinson has divided each portion of this book up with its own title and not chapter numbers.
My Louisiana folklore expert is having fun creating a magic system concerning the rougarou. I have some general knowledge about these werewolf-like creatures from my original NaNoWriMo book. Hortense Duplantis enjoys making up her own stuff to add to the myth.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 127: Rain and Sunshine
Mozart para Jugar y Divertirse seemed like a good choice this morning.
What I dreamed last night and Entry 127: Rain and Sunshine
I have no memory of my dream from last night.
The adventure Rooster and I took and Entry 127: Rain and Sunshine
Rooster and I went to the gym. Rain fell from the sky, so getting the motivation to leave the house was hard. We went anyway.
The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.
I am thankful the rain stopped. I know we need precipitation, but I always enjoy the moment it stops.
The Henhouse Lady says
Spring seems to be here to stay. I guess you have to accept the rain with the sunshine. I wonder if people who live in Florida ever take their warm weather for granted. People always want the thing they can’t have until they get it.
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