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 305:Almost Ready for NaNoWriMo.
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 305:Almost Ready for NaNoWriMo
I did more research and a little outlining this morning. That makes me almost ready to write my NaNoWriMo book. A few more days remain before I start the challenging next leg of my writer’s journey. My fingers will grow tired of typing. I’ll work feverishly to get my 50,000 words by the end of November. This process has been done many times in the past. I expect will have the word count, but I know the first draft of the book won’t be finished before mid-December.
I wrote several Golden Shovel Poems this morning. The portion of the Yeats poem is difficult because it deals with Irish folklore that isn’t a part of popular culture. It’s hard to make the passages relevant. I am giving it a good try.
What I am currently reading and Entry 305:Almost Ready for NaNoWriMo
The action in Lelia Meacham’s Dragonfly is heating up. The longer they stay in Frenc, the more their lives become intertwined The Dragonfly team is also attracting attention. The mural Bridgette painted has become a sought-after piece of street art. Bucky’s birthfather is a leader in the French Resistance. Dirk Drechsker plans to use him to escape France because he’s become disillusioned with the Germans. Aliater Renault knows this is dangerous for his team. He wants to pull them out, but his supervisor doesn’t agree. They are providing valuable information in their current roles.
The music I selected today and Entry 305:Almost Ready for NaNoWriMo
I listened to Jack Johnson’s on and on the morning because I enjoyed his acoustic sounds.
The stuff going on in my life at the moment and Entry 305:Almost Ready for NaNoWriMo
(This is the part that might get boring. You can skip it if you want.)
The morning is hectic. I had to go for blood tests at the doctor’s office. I’ll get the results next week. We had to drop Rooster’s car off at the dealers because the parts came in. I managed to get a little work done around the chaos. We went to the gym in the afternoon.
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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,…