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 181: A Tedious Process.
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 181: A Tedious Process
My morning pages covered the previous five chapters in Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. I also rewrote the preparation for the trip to Eunice. That’s what happens when you take a break from writing. A person loses the flow they established before the break. I am satisfied with Chapter 29 now. The changes that needed to be made are finished. That means I can start with the next chapter tomorrow. Sometimes editing takes on the appearance of a tedious process.
I need to get back into the swing of writing blog posts. The poetry isn’t flowing at the moment. Maybe I can mess around with it this afternoon. I got a few ideas while on vacation, but I need the time to put them on the computer.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 181: A Tedious Process
Colonel Brandon visits Elinor and reveals portions of his history with Willoughby. He was once in love with a woman who married his brother. She had a child shortly after her brother divorced her. Colonel Brandon helped raise his niece. Willoughby seduced the young woman but left her after she became pregnant. Willoughby and the Colonel fought a duel in which both returned home unharmed. I am enjoying my return to Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 181: A Tedious Process
I put The Head and The Heart on the stereo this morning and listened to their mellow music while I caught up with my writing tasks.
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