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 271: Adding to Tecumseh Street 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 271: Adding to Tecumseh Street Stories
I added two more short stories to Tecumseh Street Stories. That still leaves me short. I wrote a few in my NaNoWriMo project as a filler to get the entire 50,000 words. Then, I continued writing after the deadline. I thought I had enough short stories to divide the endeavor into two books. Now, I am considering working on these to add to my new creation. I can also remove a few from Tecumseh City Limits that could be included here.
After i finished my morning pages, I wrote a Golden Shovel today before I ran out of time. My daughter’s poem is also cleaned up. I plan to include it in one of my blog posts. Speaking of posting, I need to work on doing that this afternoon.
The book I am currently reading, Entry 271: Adding to Tecumseh Street Stories
I am still reading Eldors Welty’s Losing Battles. A new fact is revealed at the reunion. Judge Moody admits that he knew Julia Mortimer in his younger days. He also says it is against Mississippi state law for first cousins to marry. The couple risks having the marriage dissolved and going to prison for ten years. They could run away to Alabama and remain married, but he suggests he needs stronger evidence than a watermelon fight. Jack shows up again and is unhappy about going back to the pen.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 271: Adding to Tecumseh Street Stories
I listen to The Who’s 29th Century Masters C.D. As a kid, I never thought their music would be added to some master’s collection. I don’t know where Rooster and I came across these CDs, but I’m glad we did.
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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