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 193: A Tapestry of Words.
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 193: A Tapestry of Words
Okay, I finished rewriting the chapters I moved forward in Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. That changed almost everything at the end of the book. I still believe the final chapter will remain the same. Now I have to take a step back and listen for errors. The editing process isn’t for wimps. I went to my writer’s group yesterday. They suggested I make a few minor changes to Saving the Henhouse. The common consensus in the group is that it is free from grammatical errors and is ready for publication. They think I should market this work as a cozy mystery. I’m starting to think that they are right.
I wrote a couple of Golden Shovel poems. Blake is getting boring. It might be time for a change. There is a poem by Yeats I’ve always liked. It would prove to be a bigger challenge. Then, there is always Robert Frost to consider. I am stuck writing life lessons because I have exhausted my inventory of memories. I have been weaving a brilliant tapestry of words over the past ten years.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 193: A Tapestry of Words
I finished reading Jane Austen’s Northanger Abby. The general kicks Catherine out of his house and forces her to travel 70 miles without protection. I won’t go into the ending details, but I will say it was satisfactory. Persuasion is next on my list of books for my Jane Austen summer. I might take a break and read something more frivolous for a day or two. There is a book someone gave me I might dive into first. It’s a vampire tale. There are times when I have two books going at the same time. Right now might be one of those times.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 193: A Tapestry of Words
I attempted to listen to Carol King’s Tapestry today, but Rooster said it was time to go for our walk at the gym. I feel out of sorts.
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