My Journey to Become a Writer 07/08/2024 Post #190

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It’s 9:23, p.m., and I’m no where near as far along as I hoped to be today, but I guess I’d better wrap things up.

What Did I Accomplish Today to Be a Writer?

I did Day 190 of the 100 Words a Day Writing Challenge 2024 through L.A. Writers’ Lab and pretty much put almost everything else on hold to push through on this manuscript. I’m hoping to turn it into the graphic designer tomorrow, but I feel pretty wrecked by self-consciousness right now, plus I still need to gather images and get those in order, along with captions.

Things like citing sources, copyright, a forward and afterward, and some things that look like flaws are feeling like a huge wall I don’t know how to scale. I think I will turn it in anyway and ask for help – or to be pointed to somebody with some expertise in these departments.

I met with my memoir group, and we heard two people read and offered feedback. I feel so self-conscious doing that. I want to be an encouragement and a help, but I don’t want to take time from other people. Facing that task each week has really stretched me.

My Current Home Management Strategies to Help Stay Organized as a Writer

I try to keep things as picked up as possible, so I can concentrate. Mondays are usually the day I focus on getting things clean, but with this self-imposed deadline looming on my manuscript, I set my usual To Do List aside. I did put things up when I needed to rest my eyes, or wrists – or needed to stand up for a while. And I got mowing done, which is no small task. I

try to avoid stores, because the more I own, the more I have to organize.

Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

The post down below, from 99 days ago, is a good reminder which I seem to need continually: it’s okay to rest:


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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