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 207: A Different Approach.
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 207: A Different Approach
I’m taking a different approach to editing in Amazing Buchanan and the Beast during my morning pages. I worked on chapter 36 and made changes that added to the story. There were a few clumsy places that needed fixing. Then, I jumped ahead to chapter 44 and did the necessary writing. Amazing plays the seductress in this chapter, and Will reads his great-grandfather’s letter. Chapter 45 will have minor changes to conform with moving certain events forward. I’m having fun doing things this way.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 207: A Different Approach
I am still reading Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Anne meets up with a friend she knew in school. This girl helped her through a difficult time. Mrs. Smith fell on hard times. She is now a widow, broke, and sick. Mr. Elliot is hanging around. Anne starts to suspect his motives. She also learns that Louisa Musgrove will marry Captain Benwick. Anne learns that Captain Wentworth might be coming to Bath. She runs into him later on a rainy day, and they take a walk together,
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 207: A Different Approach
I finished listening to Eric Clapton’s Chronicles, but I didn’t get a chance to finish it yesterday. My life has gotten so complicated. I don’t seem to be able to finish anything I start.
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