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 318: Before 2024 Rolls Around.
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 318: Before 2024 Rolls Around
My word count for the day is 1834. It was a little low even though I got up before 6 a.m. Today will be busy, so I wanted to advance in the NaNoWriMo game. I am falling behind in keeping in touch with the blogs I enjoy reading. I’ll get back to them in December. If not, happuy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to everyone. I am determined to finish this book before 2024 tolls around.
What I am currently reading and Entry 318: Before 2024 Rolls Around
Herta finds out that the reeducation camp she goes to work at is actually an extermination center. Her job is to kill unwanted people. Kasia is in trouble with the SS. Paul leaves Caroline to go back to France before Germany invades. Martha Hall-Kelly’s story is heating up.
The music I selected today and Entry 318: Before 2024 Rolls Around
I listened to a Lifehouse CD today while I wrote. The CD title is Lifehouse. Who would have thought? I’m trying to capture that rock vibe for one of my main characters in Precipice to jam to.
The stuff going on in my life at the moment and Entry 318: Before 2024 Rolls Around
(This is the part that might get boring. You can skip it if you want.)
Every fall, Rooster starts suggesting we move to a warmer climate. He’s a California kid born and raised in San Bernardino. The man had no concept of the meaning of cold until his first winter in Indiana. Today, it was the first time this year that he suggested we change locations. I told him to cheer up. There is the possibility of Global Warming melting the polar ice caps in Lake Michigan. We might end up with lakefront property in 50-degree weather before it’s all over. Rooster didn’t laugh, even though I was trying to be funny.
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…