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 254: Almost Finished.
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 254: Almost Finished
I am almost at the end. The edits I did to the chapter I worked on of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast went perfectly. My biggest issue will be deciding what to work on for the month and a half I have before NaNoWriMo. I am leaning toward the second group of short stories I submitted to my writer’s group. This should be easy since I edited them at least once already. I still have to listen to the last twenty chapters until I feel everything is right.
The port I use to insert a flash drive to save my work went dead today. I find this rather frustrating. At least I didn’t lose anything because the issue was with the port, not the flash drive. I need to get busy writing my Golden Shovels.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 254: Almost Finished
I started the next short story in Eldora Welty’s The Golden Apples. Moon Lake takes place at a fictional camp for girls near Morgana, Mississippi. Half of the girls are from town, and the other half are orphans. The story focuses on the relationship between three girls, Nina, Jinny Love, and Easter. Loch appears in this story again, playing the role of lifeguard.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 254: Almost Finished
I listen to Counting Crow’s Recovering the Satellites today. Their music always creates amazing word pictures for me. I find their sound inspirational. They play the sort of alternative music I am into.
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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