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 306: First Day of 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 306: First Day of NaNoWriMo
The word count for today is 2,681. I wrote the prologue for Precipice. This is the starting line in a race toward the 50,000 word count goal.
What I am currently reading and Entry 306: First Day of NaNoWriMo
The first twist takes place in Leila Meacham’s Dragonfly. One of the female characters is an expert fencer. Her cover is an instructor in France. An officer in a German Intelligence agency has taken an interest in her. He suspects she is an American and researches her background with German agents in the United States. A writer whom she was supposed to translate his book into French turns her into the officer with a hint of possible blackmail attached to the information. The officer poisons him for his effort.
The music I selected today and Entry 306: First Day of NaNoWriMo
I am currently listening to the instrumental blues music Rooster has playing in the background. These tunes seem to be his favorite music to listen to at the moment.
The stuff going on in my life at the moment and Entry 306: First Day of NaNoWriMo
(This is the part that might get boring. You can skip it if you want.)
Rooster and I did our morning routine before we went to the gym. We worked on the apartment in the afternoon. It is almost finished.
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,…