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 162: Going With the Flow.
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 162: Going With the Flow
I moved through several chapters and began writing the one that needed to be included to make the shift in the time frame possible. This change made moving the story action forward in time possible. Amazing Buchanan and the Beast flows much smoother now. I am excited about how the story unfolds now. The important thing is that I am far from bored with this writing project.
The words to two Free Verse Poems came to me yesterday, but I am still lagging. Who would have thought coming up with blog post ideas was difficult? I’ve had a productive week, but I need to get ahead. Rooster and I want a vacation.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 162: Going With the Flow
I am still moving through the pages of Sandition & Other Stories. This book is a collection of some of Jan Austen’s smaller works. I am reading Lady Susan right now and find the unusual style Austen used intriguing. The book is a series of letters written by a group telling a compelling story.
Lady Susan goes to live with her sister-in-law. She attempts to arrange a marriage between her daughter and a wealthy man. At the same time, she has formed a flirtatious relationship with the sister-in-law’s brother, Reginald. The family is against this match. The daughter doesn’t want to marry Sir James and runs away from the boarding school. All of the major players end up at the Vernon’s house. I love the way Austen is spinning this tale.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 162: Going With the Flow
I put John Mayer’s ‘Sob Rock’ on today. I first started listening to Mayer’s music when I heard him on a blues station I like to listen to. He experiments with a wide variety of music, and I find that very interesting.
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