Keeping a journal has never been one of my strongest pursuits. I find it boring talking about myself for an extended period. This year, I wrote blog entries telling the tales about the things I’ve encountered along my writing road. On this writer’s journey, I’ve run into bumps, got stuck in ditches, and sometimes the scenery becomes tedious. The repetition of editing can become monotonous. Computer glitches can become obstacles along the path as tiresome as construction zones. It can leave a person stuck in technical traffic for hours. The best solution to such problems is sometimes to drive a different route. Please fasten your seat belts and prepare for this new stage on my writing journey. Therefore, I titled this post Entry 301: I Want to Have a Little Fun.
Remember, editing is an important part of the writing process. Editing is where the artistry takes place. It’s where a writer thinks with their head to catch mistakes. Editing is the sweet spot where the delete button comes in handy. It’s where the creator decides which words belong to the reader and which ones remain with them.
My morning pages and Entry 301: I Want to Have a Little Fun
I edited two short stories in the Tecumseh Street Stories collection. There are twenty more pages and several stories left for me to edit before I finish this round of editing. I am not stupid enough to believe that someone with editing skills shouldn’t look at it before I publish, but at least the writing is clean enough for someone to look at it.
This afternoon, I plan to post the stuff I’ve written. Maybe I might have time to write a few Golden Shovel Poems. I don’t know. Maybe I’ll take some time off. It’s stopped raining, and it’s beautiful outside. I want to have a little fun.
What I am currently reading and Entry 301: I Want to Have a Little Fun.
I am reading Leila Meacham’s Dragonfly. The team goes to work doing their spy business. They have gadgets like 007. Brad encounters two German Officers on the street. One asks him if he has a match. Brad says no. The officer asks what he lights the pipe sticking out of his pocket with. The pipe is an explosive device. His answer is a lighter. His answer is with a lighter. He hands it to the German, knowing a camera is hidden inside. Bridget is questioned by a French policeman when she starts painting the mural that will be used to pass messages.
The music I selected today and Entry 301: I Want to Have a Little Fun
I put The New Orleans Brass Band 2012 Hits on today to celebrate our finishing watching Treme. We bought this CD from a group of kids performing on the streets in New Orleans. They were on the Croner of Canal and Bourbon every time we went there for a visit. Those guys have talent, but you need more than that to make it in any creative field.
The stuff going on in my life at the moment and Entry 301: I Want to Have a Little Fun.
(This is the part that might get boring. You can skip it if you want.)
Rooster and I worked most of the morning. Then, we attended our great-granddaughter’s birthday party. The child turned two. The day was so warm we took an early evening motorcycle ride. We haven’t been able to do enough of that this year because we have gotten so busy with various projects that we seem to have given up fun. We need to put more of that back into our lives.
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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Keeping a journal has never been one of my strongest pursuits. I find it boring talking about myself for an extended period. This year, I wrote blog entries telling the tales about the things I’ve encountered along my writing road. On this writer’s journey, I’ve run into bumps and got stuck in ditches, and sometimes…