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 303: Finished Editing Tecumseh Street Stories.
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 303: Finished Editing Tecumseh Street Stories.
Yeah. I finished editing Tecumseh Street Stories. That means I enjoyed adding it to my edited file on my laptop. I have four books of The Henhouse Series stored there. It also means I have a few days to do research before NaNoWriMo. I plan to write enough poems to make my blogs easy in November. Writing for my journal might be difficult. I will need to post these daily. I know I will arrive at the end of the month with the 50,000 words needed to claim I’m a winner. There is a chance that I will have to finish the book in December. I generally have over 80,000 words before the first of the year. This year’s NaNoWriMo will be an exciting challenge.
What I am currently reading and Entry 303: Finished Editing Tecumseh Street Stories.
The action in Leila Meacham’s Dragonfly is heating up. The five young people start their assignments but find out things never go as planned. They face various challenges that their training didn’t prepare them for. I am enjoying this book. Spy novels have never been my favorite, but this book has enough emotional elements to make it interesting. The danger and action are often below the surface.
The music I selected today and Entry 303: Finished Editing Tecumseh Street Stories.
I am listening to The Head and the Heart’s first CD. This group is one of my favorite Indy folk bands. I enjoy listening to their mellow sound.
The stuff going on in my life at the moment and Entry 303: Finished Editing Tecumseh Street Stories.
(This is the part that might get boring. You can skip it if you want.)
Rooster and I spent the morning doing our various things. He worked on his computer, and I worked on mine. It’s a slow day as days go. I guess you could say we are two boring old people. Sometimes, we should give it all up and take an extended vacation. We’re old people, after all.
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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I started participating in NaNoWriMo in 2014 because of a dare. Someone was planning to try the 50,000 words in a month challenge and dared me to participate. I didn’t think the word count was achievable, but I also thought I had nothing to lose if I tried. I barely made it over the finish…
Okay, Word Daddy is missing in action. He must be on another one of his cross-country road trips. I hope his motorcycle breaks down and leaves him stranded in Tucumcari. Sorry, I shouldn’t talk smack about my unreliable muse. I decided to hang out with the Golden Shovel Poems for a while longer. What can…
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,…