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 160: Busy Day and Best Intentions.
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 160: Busy Day and Best Intentions
Today started busy and continued to be that way. I only got through editing one chapter of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. Life sometimes gets in the way of my best intentions some days. I do think the chapter I worked on is in good shape. I will focus on the next one tomorrow. It is nice that there is always another day to spend time playing with words.
I need to catch up with my blog posts. I am stuck with my Free Verse Poetry. The struggle has intensified with the days getting so busy. Word Daddy also has decided to leave me up to my own devices. He has better things to do these days. There are so many roads to ride and not enough time.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 160: Busy Day and Best Intentions
I have finished Sandition, the first story in this collection by Jane Austen. She became sick when she wrote this story, which wasn’t as well developed as her other books. All of us have our mortal limitations. Charlotte meets the residents of Sandition. She believes Lady Denham is a mean old woman. Sir Edward is a book snob with loose morals out to seduce Clara Brereton because she is a rival for Lady Denham’s fortune. The Parker sisters and Brother Author have a disability of their own making. In this day and age, we would call them hypochondriacs.
This book ends with a visit to Sandition House. I found the ending abrupt and not undeveloped. This short novella could have been a great addition to Austen’s work, but her illness and death left it unfinished.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 160: Busy Day and Best Intentions
I don’t know where I got the John Mayer CD Inside Wants Out. It seems to be an independent release put out in 1999. Many of his popular songs were included on this early CD. I enjoyed listening to it today.
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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