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
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 236: Horse and Buggy
I moved through three more chapters in Amazing Buchanan and the Beast before discovering I had an issue with how the revisions had been saved. It first appeared like all the editing I’d done for the past week was gone. Talk about panic. I figured out that two copies were saved to my desktop. I now worry that important changes weren’t saved in my editing processes from days ago. Oh, well, you can only do what you can do.
I hear the clip-clop of horses’ hoofs. An Amish buggy is moving down the street outside my front door. Later in the evening, Rooster and I were out front when the Amish buggy passed on their way home. That is a small glimpse of life in Indiana. We still have the occasional Amish buggy traveling through my hood. You wouldn’t see that if you live in New York City. It is so very cool.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 236: Horse and Buggy
I really like Jo Jo Moyes’ book The Gift of Stars. Alice Van Cleve volunteers to be a part of the WPA Packhorse Library. Elenor Roosevelt came up with the idea to deliver books as part of an educational program for areas such as Appalachia. Alie volunteers and Margery O’Hare shows her the route she will use to take books into the mountains. These horseback librarians are an early version of the bookmobile.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 236: Horse and Buggy
I am listening to Rooster’s instrumental blues station today. The mood passed and I didn’t want to select anything from my collection.
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