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 202: Playing it Cool.
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 202: Playing it Cool
I found a way to eliminate some unneeded words during my morning pages working on Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. This process made the story flow better. I recognized there were places where it got bogged down. Cutting these words will make a big difference. I will return to the same ground tomorrow to ensure I didn’t miss anything. Rooster and I are so busy right now. I haven’t written much poetry. The words of Blake are starting to sound repetitious. He has one extremely long one I plan to play with for the rest of the month. I might continue this style into August but change to Frost and Yeats. I’m trying to play it cool regarding my blog posts. It’s so hot outside that’s the only way to do it.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 202: Playing it Cool
I am slowly reading Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Anne and Captain Wentworth are moving in the same circles. They are attempting to ignore one another. She believes he is interested in other women and is trying to find a wife. They are both playing it cool.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 202: Playing it Cool
In honor of the storm that woke me up at 4 .am. I am playing Stevie Ray Vaughan’s The Sky is Falling. The man could play the blues.
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