I’ve never been good at keeping a journal. It all boils down to consistency. There are days when I need to make 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 180: Home Again and Back to Work.
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 180: Home Again and Back to Work
Okay, we are home again. I had to jump back five chapters when I did my morning pages editing Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. There is a bit of road lag. I don’t feel one hundred percent. It will take a few days for me to find my rhythm. Microsoft Word read my pages to me, and I made the required changes. A part of me knows I will never be done fixing all the problems to my personal satisfaction. At least I’ve moved into the middle section of the book. That means I am half finished. Yeah! I hope I get further tomorrow because I feel like I am trampling on already-covered territory to catch up with where I need to be now.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 180: Home Again and Back to Work
Things are heating up with Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. Marianne and Elinor travel to London with Mrs. Jennings. Marianne sends letters to Willoughby. The man never answers. The women run into him at a party, and he treats Marianne in a cold manner. She writes him another letter. He returns Marianne’s lock of hair and letters with his reply. The man’s true nature is starting to unfold.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 180: Home Again and Back to Work
I put on a CD made by Tab Benoit, Kenny Neil, and Debbie Davies called ‘Homesick for the Road.’ The songs expressed how I feel today. Plus, I was trying to get myself in the mood to edit the road trip Amazing and Will took to Eunice.
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