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 231: Another Day at the Desk.
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 231: Another Day at the Desk
I moved through the edits of another chapter of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. Do I think this book will ever be considered a great work of literary fiction? No. I believe it might be a nice romance with a supernatural element. Someone who came across it on their Kindle might enjoy the story. I don’t think it will pass down through the generations like a work by Jane Austin would. The point is I have enjoyed writing and working on this story. It started as a NaNoWriMo project and has grown since then. Now, the book is part of another day at the desk.
Today is one of my short writing days. The grandkids need my attention. I won’t have time to write any Golden Shovel Poems. I might get some posting done. Who knows.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 231: Another Day at the Desk
I am almost finished with Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth. Lily is in trouble, and Selden has disappeared from the pages. Carry Fisher persuades her to take a job with Mattie Gormer. She travels with the Gormers to Alaska. When they return to New York, Bertha Dorset befriends Mattie and starts bad-talking Lily. Carry advises Lily that her only way out of her situation is to marry George Dorsey or Simon Rosedale.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 231: Another Day at the Desk
I put Disc One of Marshall Tucker Band Anthology: The First 30 Years. Rooster and I saw this band play in the parking lot of a Harley-Davidson dealership here in Indiana. These guys fell off the rock-n-roll pedestal years ago. We also saw what remained of Bad Company and Leon Russell play there. This place always has a big blowout every year.
Who is Molly Shea?
Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
Be sure to follow Molly on Twitter!