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 315: The Urge Was on me.
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 315: The Urge Was on me
The word count for today is 2603. I had a great writing session this morning. You never can tell when creativity will hit. I didn’t believe chapter eight would amount to much, but I was wrong. The urge to keep writing was on me, but life needs to be lived. The gym is calling my name.
What I am currently reading and Entry 315: The Urge Was on me
I am getting familiar with the characters in Martha Hall-Kelly’s Lilac Girls. The second chapter introduces Kasia. She’s a young girl living in Poland during the Nazi invasion. I am looking forward to how the author will connect her and Caroline. The journey through this book might be a slow one due to NaNoWriMo.
The music I selected today and Entry 315: The Urge Was on me
I listened to Matchbox Twenty’s Mad Season this morning. The unique name for this group came when drummer Paul Douchette worked as a waiter. He saw a customer with a jacket that had a lot of patches sewn on it. One said matchbox and the other said 20.
The stuff going on in my life at the moment and Entry 315: The Urge Was on me
(This is the part that might get boring. You can skip it if you want.)
Rooster and I worked on our separate projects in the morning. We managed to walk in the afternoon before we went to the BMV to register the new motorcycle. Rooster and I went to my daughter’s house to drive it home. Our son-in-law and a friend worked on fic=xing it, If you will remember, it broke down on the way home the day we went to pick it up. They thought it was fixed, but it is still having issues with the clutch.
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…