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 189: Looming Deadline.
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 189: Looming Deadline
I messed around with a few chapters in Amazing Buchanan and the Beast today. I’m unhappy with the flow I’ve experienced editing the past few chapters. That is what the editing process is for. You go over and over the work, until you hit on the right combination. At least I am halfway finished. I wonder if I will make my August deadline to finish editing this book.
I am enjoying the Golden Shovel poems. There are so many creative opportunities in this style. I have almost finished my Mackinac trip blogs. Rooster and I already want to go back.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 189: Looming Deadline
I am getting into Jane Austen’s Northanger Abby. Catherine is still very young. I think she is very naïve about high society and is easily tricked. She enjoys reading Gothic novels, especially The Mysteries of Udolpho. This work is a parody of these popular novels in the 1800s. Catherine forms a relationship with Eleanor Tinlney and is attracted to her brother Henry. John Thorpe is an arrogant liar who causes trouble for Catherine because he has a thing for her.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 189: Looming Deadline
I put on one of my Allman Brothers Band CDs and listened to it for most of the afternoon.
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