My Journey to Become a Writer 04/13/2024 Post #104

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It’s been a long time since I’ve had any carpal-tunnel type symptoms; but today my hands were tingling and buzzing like crazy by about two p.m.

I’d sat down to type this morning and lost all track of the clock. It’s been so long since I’ve been in the writing zone like that, I’d forgotten how it feels.

Praise the Lord: Chapter One is done.

To say it’s done, I should say it’s gone from raw, to rare, to medium, and I’m trying not to burn it to a crisp; but knew it needed more time simmering on the grill. I’m much more satisfied than I was before. Hopefully I can stay on track for the rest of the chapters. I’m hoping to get this book reworked within the next two weeks.

What Did I Accomplish Today to Be a Writer?

I did Day 104 of the 100 Words a Day Writing Challenge 2024 through L.A. Writers’ Lab, and I covered my side of the opening/false belief for my book “About Trees”. On Monday I hope to write Chapter Two about my Grandpa Woody who I loved dearly, and still do.

Up next on my docket is to go upstairs and do some planning. In the coming days I’d like to add another aspect to this blog. Back in January, when I started, I was attempting to include an unsustainable amount of topics in every post. I had to let those go by the wayside for a while; but now I’d like to address some of those neglected arenas on a weekly basis, rather than daily. That seems a lot more doable, and I’ll explain more another day. I’ve been at my keyboard a bit too long already.

Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

My lengthy post from January 6th makes me think, “No wonder I was so worn out”, and lends itself as evidence to why I’ve scaled back some:

That video of my mom with her iPhone flashlight issues cracks me up every time – especially when she reprimanded Siri after trying to sound so polite.


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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