My Journey to Become a Writer 06/07/2024 Post #159

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Today I went to a funeral for a forty-one year old that died of colon cancer.

That’s the kind of grief that’s hard to comprehend.

I really don’t have words.

It takes the wind right out of me.

I’ve been working on my manuscript, or running around most of the day. After the funeral I went and got seed, soil, and plants from three different places. The plants are in the ground; but the seeds will have to wait.

What Did I Accomplish Today to Be a Writer?

I did Day 159 of the 100 Words a Day Writing Challenge 2024 through L.A. Writers’ Lab and participated in Quiet Friday. I’m currently working on a piece that I hope to submit to someone who is doing a collaboration with other writers. It’s supposed to be between 1500 and 5000 words. Last week I did a brain-storming session. This week I tried to separate those thoughts into a story structure.

We’ll see what becomes of it.

I also made a lot of progress on my manuscript and then decided to cut about twenty-five percent of it out to save for another project. All the images have been removed, since they need to be reformatted. I was toying with not including them; but I think I have a better idea. It might seem a bit brash to some people; but I think it’s what I will do, and I think once it’s done it won’t be brash at all.

Shall I tell you?

Nope. For now it’s gonna be my little secret.

As far as social media, this posted today (please click the link to see the footage and hear the song – which is one of my favorites):

A rushing stream with rocks at the bottom.  The caption reads: "I don't always have a view of the big picture; but I know I can trust the LORD's leading, and that He sees beyond what I ever could
I’m so thankful that “He Leadeth Me”

Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

I’m remembering back to this day (99 days ago), and how I was totally buzzing inside, trying to keep up with my To Do List. I wish I’d been paying better attention to my body back then. I still need to do a better job now, because I can tell my system is still over-taxed:

The song ought to be Simon and Garfunkel: “Slow down, you move too fast, you got to make the moment last”


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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