Entry 256: Adding the Epilogue

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 256: Adding the Epilogue.

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 256: Adding the Epilogue

Okay, so I decided to add an epilogue. I allowed Grace Plumber to clean up all the details at the end of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. Her voice appeared in the prologue. As the Chandler housekeeper and cook, it only felt right to give her this job. She tucks in a little surprise of her own at the end. Now, I have to return to Chapter 42 and move through these pages, searching for mistakes. It’s an endless process.

I wrote several Golden Shovel Poems. They should get posted today. I found Amy Lowell’s The Giver of Stars inspirational when I wrote these. The images she uses are very cool. I can’t wait to see where I go from here. Who needs Word Daddy anyway? That muse is on my last nerve. If he thinks I can’t do this without him, he has another thing coming.

The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 256: Adding the Epilogue

I read The Whole World Knows, the fifth short story in Eldora Welty’s The Golden Apples. I found this story very sad and a little confusing. Ran MacLain, one of King Maclain’s twins, leaves his wife after she has an affair. He works in a bank in Sabina, Mississippi. The story seems to be a running dialogue with his father. The guy’s sanity deteriorates. He has violent fantasies about killing his wife and her lover. You would think the guy was a violent jerk if it wasn’t for how he takes care of a neglected dog at the place where he lives. The Whole World Knows is a story you must read several times to catch the meaning.

What I’m listening to right now and Entry 256: Adding the Epilogue

I put on Over The Rhine’s Ohio this morning. This music group acquired its name from the Cincinnati, Ohio, neighborhood close to the Ohio River.

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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