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 261: Moving Back to 43.
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 261: Moving Back to 43
I reviewed the last two chapters and the Amazing Buchanan and the Beast epilogue. A few changes need to be made. This process increased my word count, but it couldn’t be helped. Oh, well, it is what it is. I’ll move back to 43 and start over again. This style might not be the most effective editing method, but it works for me. I plan to be finished soon. That will leave me with over a month before NaNoWriMo. Book three of The Henhouse series has called to me lately. I wouldn’t finish editing it in time. I think I’ll revisit some of my short stories.
I didn’t write any Golden Shovels today. My time at the computer is short because I have life responsibilities to take care of. That’s too bad. I have a great deal of posting. Maybe I can find a little time, but I doubt it.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 261: Moving Back to 43
I still haven’t got around to starting the next Welty book. That might happen later today.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 261: Moving Back to 43
Today, I listened to a little Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, Beth Hart, and Joe Bonamassa. Bonamassa started his blues career at twelve when he opened for B.B. King.
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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Therefore, I plan to keep a journal in 2023 to document my progress. I will call this post Entry 277: Search for Stories.
I was reminded of Amy Lowell. I read her work in the past and decided to explore her poetry for a while. Therefore, this new poem will be titled Early Autumn.
Therefore, I plan to keep a journal in 2023 to document my progress. I will call this post Entry 276: A Return to the Short Story.