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 216: Shifting Inspiration.
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 216: Shifting Inspiration
During my morning pages, I rewrote a chapter of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast this morning. That was as far as I got. Rooster and I have been so busy lately that I don’t know if I am coming or going. We have been painting over at the apartment. This project happens after we take our daily walks. I think we are both tired. We found more issues that need fixing. Isn’t that the way it always goes?
I have several Golden Shovel poems written, but I haven’t had time to post them. I am excited about the shift away from Blake. My problem is that I get bored if I stick around too long. I like to shift styles or inspiration when I write poetry.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 216: Shifting Inspiration
I won’t start Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth as planned. My writer’s group meets soon, and I need to get those submissions read before I pick up a book for fun.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 216: Shifting Inspiration
I listened to The Goo Goo Dolls Gutter Flowers today. I like this group’s style.
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