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 273: What Goes Around Comes Around.
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 273: What Goes Around Comes Around
In the morning, I cleaned up the short stories in Tecumseh Street Stories and Tecumseh City limits. This type of writing isn’t my favorite, but it has to be done. It’s interesting to review these short stories I wrote many years ago. One of the books is coming in a little light. I may need to write more of these stories to add muscle to the collection.
There were a few Golden Shovels that needed to be written yesterday evening. I am almost finished with Amy Lowell’s poem The Garden by Moonlight. There are two W.B. Yeats poems, and I think I will play with them. Maybe I will explore the work of Dylan Thomas. There is so much literature for me to play with in this world. I could even explore Bob Dylan or The Beetles. What goes around comes around, as they say.
The book I am currently reading and Entry 273: What Goes Around Comes Around
It takes everyone longer than necessary to say goodnight and leave for home in Eldora Welty’s Losing Battles. I don’t think Gloria’s paternity was resolved to the Judge’s satisfaction. He and Mrs. Moody are forced to spend the night. Part Six of the book happens the following day—the subject centers around Julia Mortimer’s funeral.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 273: What Goes Around Comes Around
I put an old Yes CD on this morning. I like the sounds created by this progressive rock band.
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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