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 307: Let the Words Flow.
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 307: Let the Words Flow
The Word count for today is 2045. They might not be good words, but I like this chapter. That brings me to a two-day total of 4,726 words, give or take a few. . Ella finds the leger. It has been buried in her memory. The one thing NaNoWriMo taught me revolves around simply writing the story. It’s about putting my but in the chair and allowing the words to flow.
What I am currently reading and Entry 307: Let the Words Flow
Alistair sends his contact to meet with the Dragonflies. He gives them the option to leave Paris. The members unanimously decide that they want to stay. Dirk Drechsler is watching from a bell tower across the street from the tea shop. He recognizes several people, including his old friend from Texas, as they walk out the door.
The music I selected today and Entry 307: Let the Words Flow
I listened to the first Ani DiFranco CD Reckoning this morning. Difranco’s music blends folk rock with hints of jazz and funk. She releases all of her music under her label, Righteous Babe. You have to admire that determination.
The stuff going on in my life at the moment and Entry 307: Let the Words Flow
(This is the part that might get boring. You can skip it if you want.)
Rooster and I worked on our morning projects. We went to the gym. I can’t stop doing that because we are short on time. We spent a quiet evening at home.
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…
In high school, I had a young teacher straight out of college. She came up with the idea to have us study song lyrics as modern poetry. We’d pick the words of a song and analyze what the songwriter was trying to say. I thought it was a cool thing to do at the time.…
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…