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 196: Working Backwards Today.
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 196: Working Backwards Today
I did things backward this morning. I wrote my blog entry before I started my morning pages. The reason is that today I have a time crunch. Plus, the WordPress blog editor is giving me trouble. I always write my blog posts on a Word document before I copy and paste them into WordPress. It normally goes in clean without making the post a giant blob. It’s not functioning that way anymore. That sucks.
I reviewed two chapters in Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. A few spots needed tweaking to make the words flow smoother. I will pick up where I left off tomorrow. There is a change I need to make in Chapter 35 that occurred to me while I walked the other day. I will take care of that tomorrow. This story will run away kicking and screaming if I don’t move past these pages I keep going over.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 196: Working Backwards Today
I am still reading Christine Feehan’s Dark Celebration. The Carpathians have enemies. Their race is threatened to end because they don’t have enough women, and they have a high infant mortality rate. As the story evolves, a theory emerges that the problem might be from toxic soil. Clean soil is important to these supernatural beings. As Mikhail, the prince of the Carpathian people, makes his round of visits, he discovers a woman who can heal the soil.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 196: Working Backwards
Today I took a step back in time and put the Beatles’ Abby Road on the stereo. I have always enjoyed listening to this CD.
Who is Molly Shea?
Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here. Be sure to follow Molly on Twitter!