Entry 200: Where is my Muse?

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 200: Where is my Muse?

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 200: Where is my Muse?

I spent the morning rewriting a chapter from Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. The good news is I am almost caught up with the place where I moved forward. I am coming to the event that brings the story to its end. One big issue will be solved before the villains behind the scenes make their move. I plan to go back and do another listen-through to detect certain flaws before the end of August. Then I need to get ready for NaNoWriMo.

I wrote a series of Golden Shovel Poems using poems by William Blake. When I finish posting these, I will move on to some of my other favorites. Those life lessons are still elusive. Where is the muse when I need him? He’s probably sitting at the local strip joint on a bar stool, enjoying a cold one.

The book I am currently reading and Entry 200: Where is My Muse?

The intrigue in Jane Austen’s Persuasion is starting to heat up. It appears Anne Elliot is in love with Captain Frederick Wentworth. They had a brief engagement, but it ended because Lady Russel and her father didn’t think he was good enough for her. It appears they will come back in contact with one another because Admiral Croft and his wife are about to rent Kellynch Hall when Sir Walter rents it out to cancel out some of his debt. It would be easy for the couple to get back together, but romance in an Austen novel is never easy. There must be a great deal of misunderstanding before the couple gets together.

What I’m listening to now and Entry 200: Where is my Muse?

I am listening to Superhits, a collection of Janis Joplin’s music. I am about to post my poems from yesterday, and WordPress frustrates me. Listening to power ballads by this female singer might get me through the process.

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.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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