Entry 262: House Cleaning

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 262: House Cleaning.

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 262: House Cleaning

I spent the morning catching up on posting. There were a handful of Golden Shovels written. Time has been a figure in my blogging life lately. There are days when I have to play catch up. I hate that feeling. Amazing Buchanan and the Beast can wait a day. I seem to be at least a day ahead on this editing trip. Maybe I can write later in the day, but sometimes you have to do a little housekeeping. That’s what I plan to do for the rest of the day. I’ll sweep the posts off my desktop and onto WordPress. Once that gets done, I might clean out a few flash drives and find the short stories I need to edit.

The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 262: House Cleaning

I started Eldora Welty’s Losing Battles today. This book was the last novel she published. This comedic book with twenty-eight characters is almost entirely done in dialogue. The setting is late August on a farm in Mississippi as the Renfro gathers to celebrate Granny Vaughn’s birthday. The event turns into a family reunion. Relatives bring food, and everyone joins in the conversation to explain why Jack is in the pen to a newcomer who married into the family. This conversation rambles through part one of the book. This wild round of voices would seem odd to anyone who has never attended one of these events.

What I’m listening to right now and Entry 262: House Cleaning

I put Sarah McLachlan’s Solace on the stereo today. Her music is speaking to my heart these days. I almost tossed out my CD collection several years ago. You can listen to music online these days. CD’s seem old-fashioned to people these days. I am glad I kept these old CDs because I enjoy walking over the ground I traveled to in the past. This music was great to listen to while I did my house cleaning.

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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Early Autumn

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.

Published by henhouselady

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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