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 268: Working on Various Projects.
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 268: Working on Various Projects
I had a busy morning editing the next short story to be entered into Tecumseh Street Stories. It looks like I need to review some of the other stuff I’ve edited and look for errors in grammar. I also edited a poem my daughter wrote. It’s her first try. I plan to share it once she has time to look it over. She’s passionate about the subject she wrote about. I have a list of things I want to get done before NaNoWriMo. The Garden by Moonlight by Amy Lowell will be my focus for the Golden Shovels I plan to write soon. We are about to start round two of the apartment remodel next door. That will leave me with little free time.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 268: Working on Various Projects
I am still reading Eldora Welty’s Losing Battles. Help comes in several forms to get Judge Moody’s car down from where it is stuck. There is a school bus that ends up in a ditch. Curly comes by driving Jack’s truck. He’s on his way to a fish fry because he’s running for office. He doesn’t have the time to help, but he’ll come back at another time. A bus load of school teachers come by. They are on their way to Julie Mortimer’s funeral. They want Gloria to go with them. Gloria doesn’t want to go with them. Jack ends the situation by sending the Moody’s to the reunion. They leave Aycock in the car to look after things while they are gone.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 268: Working on Various Projects
I put Tom Petty’s Greatest Hits on the CD player and listened this morning. This music seemed to fit my mood today.
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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