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 Entry 152: A Productive Day
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 152: A Productive Day
I spent five very productive hours editing three chapters and modifying a fourth of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. I was able to cut and paste some of the paragraphs I extracted when I decided to move events forward in the story. The challenge Amazing takes on will happen now. This has also moved forward in the story. I lost track of time.
I am thinking about the Free Verse poetry I will start writing soon. The process should be simple, but sometimes operating without rules can be frightening.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 152: A Productive Day
I like how Willow Rose always adds a chapter with information about the person committing the crimes. In Say You Love Me, the voice comes from the mother of the perpetrator. This voice makes a big impact because in a way she is also a victim,
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 152: A Productive Day
I put Eric Clapton’s ‘The Cream of Clapton on my stereo this afternoon.
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