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 241: I am Almost at the End.
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 241: I am Almost at the End
I am so close to finishing this round of editing of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast that I can almost taste it. I reviewed a chapter this morning and made changes to improve the story’s outcome. Hortense Duplantis had already been introduced to the reader earlier. I had to fix that discrepancy.
So much posting needs to be done, and not enough time to do it. I have lost all track of social media. Facebook has never appealed to me, especially after I got hacked for accepting a friend request. The app didn’t seem friendly anymore. I used to be on Twitter several times a day, but now that it’s become X, I don’t know where I fit. There doesn’t seem much point in sending people chicken pictures these days. I like WordPress because reading what other bloggers are up to is inspiring. It takes time to ponder these blogs. I am trying to figure out how to fit social media into my schedule.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 241: I am Almost at the End
I am enjoying Jo Jo Moyes’ The Gier of Stars. Alice is still having problems with her married sex life. Fred, the guy who dominates the shed that houses the library, gives her a book of poetry by Amy Lowell called The Giver of Stars. The title of the book comes from this poem. She breaks down and reads the blue secret blue book that deals with sex problems in marriage. She tried to seduce Bennett with the knowledge she gained from this book. He overreacts.
A drunk on her route attacks Margery. She lives in fear that he will do it again. Amy breaks her arm and can’t ride for a while. Alice takes two dolls from the Van Cleve house and gives them to two girls who lost their mother.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 241: I am Almost at the End
I am listening to the instrumental blues station Rooster likes to play in the background. It fits my mood today.
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