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 224: Chapters Filled with Action.
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 224: Chapters Filled with Action
moved through three chapters this morning while editing Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. They still need work. I did manage to make a few changes. These chapters contain a lot of action. I need to correct some discrepancies in movement.
I didn’t get any Golden Shovel Poems written today. The inspiration I received from Rober Frost has vanished into thin air. Maybe I can get back on task tomorrow.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 224: Chapters Filled with Action
I am enjoying Edit Wharton’s The House of Mirth. Lily returns to New York City to live with her aunt. A char-woman who saw her leave Lawrence Seldon’s apartment. Mrs. Haffen finds some letters in Sheldon’s apartment. She believes that Lily wrote them, and she attempts to blackmail her. Lily buys the letters knowing that the handwriting belongs to Bertha Dorset. Her first thought is to destroy the love letters. She hides them. Lily is receiving large checks from Gus Trenor. She keeps accepting them because she believes they come from money she invested.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 224: Chapters filled with Action
I put on a Creedence Clearwater Revival Cd this morning. They were one of the many music groups Rooster saw in the early 1970s at the Orange Show venue in San Berdo. He likes to rub it in when he talks about listening to Joplin and Hendrix live.
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