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 151: Rooster and I Need a Vacation.
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 151: Rooster and I Need a Vacation
I enjoyed my morning pages. The simple truth is that I find it difficult to tear myself away from the writing since I moved the action forward. The pace is faster, and the passion I thought was lacking has increased between the protagonist and his love interest. Her scent is the one thing that made Amazing Buchanan the Beast.
Lingering with my pages has made me fall behind with my blog. I did manage to write several Echo Poems today. I must post a little ahead because Rooster and I need a vacation. We are thinking about riding our motorcycle around Lake Michigan. It would be nice to recharge my batteries.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 151: Rooster and I Need a Vacation
I started Willow Rose’s Say I Love You. This book is the 4th book in the Eva Rea Thomas Mystery Series. Willow Rose on of my favorite mystery writers. I found her on my Kindle several years ago. This book won’t disappoint. It opens with a series of 911 calls between a dispatcher and a young girl. Eva Rae has gone to Amalia Island because her young brother was a school shooting perpetrator. She had never met the child because of her family’s messed up situation. I am not far into the book, but I can see it will be exciting.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 151: Rooster and I Need a Vacation
I put the Indigo Girls’ Swamp Ophelia’ on the stereo. My son tells me I am old-fashioned because everything is digital these days. That might be true, but I like to kick things old-school. I enjoy putting a CD on my ancient player and jamming out to one of the disks we have here at the house. This practice helps me block out the world.
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