Entry 253: Strange Happenings

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 253: Strange Happenings in the Neighborhood.

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 253: Strange Happenings

I made major progress during my editing time this morning. I moved through four chapters of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. Plus, I rewrote two to bring a more dramatic conclusion. I spent much more time working on the book than I intended. I have two more to go through on this round of editing. That should be all the rewriting I need to do. I hope to finish that tomorrow. I don’t think I can write any Golden Shovel Poems. That will place me behind.

We had a weird thing happen today. It was even odd for our neighborhood. Rooster and I were busy doing separate work when a loud noise rattled the house. Some guy was transporting a car on a trailer without securing it. The vehicle fell off and started rolling down the street. It managed to travel for over a block without hitting anything. The guy left the junk car there for hours while he devised a plan.

The book I am currently reading and Entry 253: Strange Happenings

I won’t get around to reading the next story in Eldora Welty’s The Golden Apples. Submissions for my writer’s group need to be read today. Rooster is planning a motorcycle ride. How can I say no?

What I’m listening to right now and Entry 253: Strange Happenings

Today, I put on some Ludwig Van Beethoven to calm down from the drama outside my door.

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.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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