Entry 138: Fixing the Problem

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 138: Fixing the problem.

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 138: Fixing the problem

I spotted a major hole in the plot of Amazing Buchanan and The Beast yesterday. I should be able to fix it when I edit the next two chapters. The events will remain the same, but the players will change. That is the stuff I am looking for on this run-through of the book. This change will give Russell Buchanan the perfect creep factor needed to make be nominated for the World’s worst father award. The guy is a total creep. It also casts  Rocky in a better light.

I wrote several Echo Poems this morning, but I am not certain if I like them. It might be a good idea to stop writing poetry for a while.  Maybe I’m suffering from burnout, or maybe I am tired of this style.

The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 138: Fixing the problem

I am very close to the end of Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life. She’s back in London, living out another version of her life. This time, she’s avoided some of the past mistakes. At the same time, she seems to be making bigger ones. She still isn’t doing what she came into the world for. This doing a thing over and over again until you get it right is a recurring theme in my life right now. I saw it on a television show yesterday. Editing is a form of repetition. Sometimes it makes you feel like you are running on a hamster wheel and can’t get off. 

What I’m listening to right now and Entry 138: Fixing the problem

I decided to ship back to the past and listen to The Allman Brothers Band play Eat a Peach. Talk about being stuck in a time loop.

The thing I am most thankful for at this moment.

I am thankful for the blessing of second opinions. Rooster took the car to the shop to get the oil changed. He asked them to check the brakes while it was there. They said he needed a five-hundred-dollar brake job. He took it to another place, and the mechanic said he didn’t need anything done to the brakes. The first garage attempted a con job.

The Henhouse Lady says

The world has gone dark since the covid lockdown. Places and things you thought you could trust are all out to take advantage of people. I advise everyone to get that second opinion. It’s too bad we can’t do that with politicians. Once they get into office, we have to live with their mistakes.

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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