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 201: The Music War Continues.
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 201: The Music War Continues
During my morning pages, I listened to chapters 34-42 of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. I made a few changes. The story is getting solid. I like the way the sords are starting to flow. It created more work, but the events I moved forward worked to keep the story more interesting. The trick is to give it a little breathing room in 43. Something big will happen, but it won’t seem important until later. I wrote several poems yesterday and need to post them. My big problem involves WordPress. I used to be able to cut and paste what I wrote in Word and have the paragraphs remain. Now, it lays it all out as one big block. Yuck.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 201: The Music War Continues
I am reading Persuasion by Jane Austen. Anna doesn’t go to Bath with Sir Walter and Elizabeth. She stays because her sister Mary claims to be ill. Mary Musgrave always seems to have a physical complaint when it serves her purpose. Everyone in Anne’s life ignores her but comes to her for answers to problems. Anne becomes anxious when Captain Wentworth shows up to visit the Crofts.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 201: The Music War Continues
The music war is in full force today. We have been invaded. The new neighbors are listening to their music at full volume. I put Crosby, Still, Nash, and Young’s Four Way Street on the stereo and covered my ears with my headphones. I’ll jam out with the guys while they put on their show. Rooster is getting flustered.
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!