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 208: Where is the consistency?
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 208: Where is the consistency
I slightly edited Amazing Buchanan and the Beast before we left for the hospital. This process involved cleaning up some rough patches and a little rewriting. I also wrote a Golden Shovel Poem. The word pictures in William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence is a challenge. The poem is extremely long. I have only touched on part of it. Every word of a line must be used. All of the ins and as and thes and thee and thous are hard. He also tends to use & instead of and at times, but he does it randomly. Where is the consistency, William Blake?
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 208: Where is the consistency
I didn’t get any reading done today. This morning I have my yearly exam In Indianapolis to check my eye. There is a large mole behind my left eye that has to be checked for changes. My eyes get dilated, so reading is uncomfortable. Jane Austen and Persuasion need to wait until tomorrow.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 208: Where is the consistency
I listened to Schuman Symphony No. ! and No. 3 this morning because I was in the mood for classical music.
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