My Journey to Become a Writer 04/24/2024 Post #115

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I don’t know if I’ve ever used the word “glum” in a description of myself; but that’s the one I’d pick for today.

I’ve been going through my garage, sorting through other people’s things.

I just returned from walking along my road front picking up trash other people tossed into the grass and field.

I stopped by the mailbox; but the only envelopes were addressed to former residents, so now I feel duty bound to take them to the Post Office to be returned to sender.

I just saw a stack of laundry I’d washed and folded the other day. It’s been rummaged through and scattered.

I’ve been reading a book I don’t particularly care for by an author I’m not apt to agree with; but feel I ought to finish it, because I’m about to go hear her speak soon – though I’m seventh guessing that decision.

The sky is gray, and yes, “glum” is the word I’d go with if anybody was asking, “How are you?”

They aren’t, so I’ll just say it here.

I know some days are like that. Somehow we want all of our moments to be significant, and it can be hard to cope when the hours are filled with discarded scraps that we don’t know what to do with.

I have been trying to see obstacles as opportunities, so I know all these road blocks of having to rummage through boxes and make decisions can be something worth writing about, because other people have to face it, too. So, I’m trying to have a good attitude. It would help if I felt better. Oh well, enough of that…

What Did I Accomplish Today to Be a Writer?

I did Day 115 of the 100 Words a Day Writing Challenge 2024 through L.A. Writers’ Lab.  

My Content Management Strategies to Create and Schedule Manuscripts and Posts

Here’s another heading I set in place last week, which I’m not sure how to cover. I had high hopes of finishing another run through my manuscript by today; but some things came up that were out of my control, and I had to let that goal go.

As far as posts, I have scheduled every “Journey” post from now until the end of the year and inserted the proper images and links, so that writing these daily updates can be done in a reasonable amount of time. I’m hoping soon to insert “tags” into the backend, so that search engines can see them better; but for now, I’m just building on this proto-type a little at a time, trusting that eventually there will be less wheel spinning and more progress.

Well, I needed a little laugh, so I looked back at about this time last year and saw that I’d posted this (please turn the volume all the way up):

All that feels like a very long time ago; but I can tell I’m still tired from all that missed sleep. She did keep me laughing though.

Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

Here’s my post from ninety-nine days ago. I know I have made some progress; but there have been a lot of unforeseen events since then that I feel like have been setbacks. I guess I’ve just gotta keep putting one foot in front of the next and move forward.


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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