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 233: Scarce Window of Time.
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 233: Scarce Window of Time
I didn’t work on the morning pages of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. Instead, I concentrated on Golden Shovel Poetry. I’ve switched to Robert Frost’s Mending Walls. There is a scarce window of time for me to work today. I have a dozen things that need doing. There existed a need to prioritize, and I needed poems. These Golden shovels aren’t easy to write because you have to use each word in the line. What does a person do with the word’ the’ at the end of a sentence? I select a theme and allow it to take me away with it.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 233: Scarce Window of Time
I didn’t have time to start Jo Jo Moyes The Giver of Stars. Maybe I can start tomorrow.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 233: Scarce Window of Time
I listened to the Marshall Tucker Band Anthology: The First 3o Years Disc 2. I prefer the first disc. The band was named after a blind Columbia, South Carolina piano tuner. His name was on the door key to a warehouse where the band practiced.
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