My Journey to Become a Writer 03/14/2024 Post #74

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We had some beautiful storms today. Here’s what happened to a lovely little daffodil:

Every time I see daffodils I think of my uncle Danny, soon after his diagnosis with a brain tumor, saying, “How can anybody say God isn’t a loving God? Just look at those flowers.” Then he nodded to the yellow bouquet picked from the edge of his woods. I’ve thought of that moment every Spring since 2019, especially when I see a daffodil.

What Did I Accomplish Today to Be a Writer?

I didn’t do much directly to become a writer today; but I did go through boxes, sorting out random scraps of history for future stories. I’m stowing these away and sloughing off excess stuff – hopefully my cranium won’t continue to struggle with feeling so clogged.

I did do Day 74 of the 100 Words a Day Writing Challenge 2024 through LA Writer’s Lab.

I’m still trying to think through how to make the theme of my manuscript more specific, so that I can begin to cut out excessive parts. Hopefully I can make some progress toward getting it published soon. Until then –

Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

Today’s storm warnings reminded me of weathering this one last year, when my mom was on Hospice, and we weren’t sure if a tornado was about to blow through:


I'm not sure what to say here: I once got second place in a dog-look-alike-contest? I know how to fold a fitted sheet? I'm pretty much a poster child for social backwardness - at least as far as social media is concerned; but I have some stories I think I'm supposed to share and am attempting to do that here, in this space.

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