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 326: Almost Finished.
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 326: Almost Finished
My word count for the day is 1675. Chapter 19 turned out to be a little lean, but I still made my words count. I have another chapter concerning the day that Brandon and Bella hook up. This part of the book is very important. I know I will make major changes during the rewrite, but that won’t be for a while. I should be finished with NaNoriMo in a few days. The book will take longer.
What I am currently reading and Entry 326: Almost Finished
I am still in between books, but I am thinking about reading Mark Sullivan’s Beneath a Scarlet Sky. It’s another WW II story. This one will fit right into my recent reading theme.
The music I selected today and Entry 326: Almost Finished
I selected Norah Jones’ Come Away with Me to listen to today. Ravi Shankar is her father. He taught George Harrison how to play the sitar. I enjoy listening to her jazzy style of music.
The stuff going on in my life at the moment and Entry 326: Almost Finished
(This is the part that might get boring. You can skip it if you want.)
What can I say? It’s another day in paradise. Sometimes I get so confused about what people expect out of me. It can get ridiculous at times. Rooster and I are retired. There are times when I wish we could retire for real. I am exceptionally tired today, so maybe I shouldn’t say anymore. I’m not particularly eager to dwell on the negative side of life.
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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,…