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 269: Adding Short Stories.
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 269: Adding Short Stories
I added two more short stories to Tecumseh Street Stories. I lost the first one when my computer went down, and I had to purchase a new one. That meant I had to do a rewrite of the original story. Trying to remember all the elements I had in the first story was interesting. I didn’t do much beyond that today. Things got complicated.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 269: Adding Short Stories
I am reading Eldora Welty’s Losing Battles. The judge gets to the reunion. The family starts telling the story about how Jack ended up with the truck. It seems like it was hit by a train and deposited at Curly’s store. Jack traded him for parts of the truck until they got to the motor. That’s why Curly has it now. Jack leaves to take food to Aycock.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 269: Adding Short Stories
The house is silent. It has been a weird morning, and neither of us has the energy to put on any music. We have a busy afternoon ahead of us.
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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