My Journey to Become a Writer 06/06/2024 Post #158

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It’s crazy how even the long days, when the sun shines for so long, can seem far too short.

I spent a lot of time staring at computer screens today, cross-checking for typos and trying to make fonts and formatting consistent.

I still have a long way to go on this manuscript about my mom; but little by little, it’s creeping along.

What Did I Accomplish Today to Be a Writer?

I did Day 158 of the 100 Words a Day Writing Challenge 2024 through L.A. Writers’ Lab and made progress on my book.

I also wasted time trying to jump through the Meta hoops for Instagram and Facebook. I’m not sure all that stuff is worth it. I was trying to fill in some bio information, and kept running out of room; but the screen would freeze, so I was stuck. Then it all disappeared, so somewhere on “the internet machine” there is probably a bio for me that says I’m trying to be a writer – and I’m guessing it’s filled with typos. What a joke. Oh brother.

Here’s today’s Instagram Post. For some reason I still can’t figure out how to get these to work correctly over on Facebook. Please click here, if you’d like to see a clip of the hike and hear the song.

A steep hike filled with roots, twists and turns
This makes me miss trail running – and petting moss 🙂

Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

If I’m gut-honest, looking back at this post from 99 days ago, I just feel bad for myself. Self-pity isn’t something I think is good; but knowing where I was in February, a sense of self-compassion comes over me, and I wish I could go back and say to myself, “It’s gonna be okay, and even if it’s not okay, it will still be okay.” I cringe, knowing how exhaustion was taking its toll. Okay, enough of that:

Speaking of being tired, it’s 9:06, time to knock off work for the day. Trying to do five to nine doesn’t work for me.


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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