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 199:Over Halfway Done.
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 199:Over Halfway Done.
I listened to seven chapters of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast this morning. These are chapters I’ve been through many times. I like what I hear when I listen to Word read it. The book is over halfway edited. I want to get to the end and listen to it again before I move on to my next project. NaNoWriMo is right around the corner. I already know the book I will be writing. It’s the third book in the Survivor Project Series. I have the entire book written in my head. I wrote a poem. That’s at least some progress. Word press is still giving me fits.
Something changed in the block editor, and I don’t have the time or patience to figure it out. All I know for certain is that it takes me longer to post. How frustrating. Time is something I don’t have a large quantity of right now.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 199:Over Halfway Done.
I started reading Jane Austen’s Persuasion today. The book was published after Austin’s death. I’m not far into the story, but it seems as if the Elliot family is seeking a solution to the debt problem Walter has gotten the family into by extravagant living.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 199:Over Halfway Done.
This morning, I am listening to the blues station Rooster plays as background music.
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