Stream of Consciousness Saturday – mon

It is that time of the week for Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Head over to Linda G Hill Life in Progress for all the details.  Plus there are other writing prompts to check. out.  Saturday is just write and let it go.  This week’s prompt is “mon” whatever!!

The month is flying by. By the end of the weekend the month will be half over. I shouldn’t be surprised as the last three months had been…..fast. A friend asked me what I’ve been up to and I’m was unsure. Was that this week or last month? It is the end of quarter again? I thought you didn’t need that until…… well yeah I guess that is now.

So how is your month? Weekend? Year? Quarter going?

You can always start now!

45 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness Saturday – mon

  1. Gary says:

    I really must keep up here to remind me to try this out after the A to Z! You’re right about this month flying by too. So far I think the year is running way too fast!!

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    • Amelia says:

      It is. I do believe time goes by faster the older we get. What helps me is having projects to do in a certain time frame. Helps me feel like I am accomplishing something. Thanks for stopping by.

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      • Gary says:

        Agreed…the perception of time does alter dramatically. Possibly because days are too filled and breathing spaces are less mindful. Having projects like you mention is a good idea to ensure things are achieved. Not achieving turns things into a Groundhog Day scenario where time seems to speed up even more.

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      • Amelia says:

        I have had Groundhog Days. Where “didn’t I already do or say this?” Particularly to a few people. I am doing Camp NaNo this month so that is keeping me focused on writing and a goal (word count). Also making a summer to do list which is fun.

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      • Gary says:

        I was going to do Camp NaNo to, but ended up on the A to Z instead. Same use for me though in that I’ve explored all my writing from the perspective of a new character. It’s giving new book inspiration. Not easy now as he’s developed as each post is getting more complicated lol good luck with the Camp. You doing NaNo proper in November?

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      • Amelia says:

        Tell me more about A to Z? Is there a web site? It sounds interesting. I usually do NaNo in November and enjoy. It gets me focused and I enjoy being part of a community. I am great if I make a commitment at follow-through so NaNo is that for me. We have a local chapter for November NaNo that sets up write-ins so those are neat to attend just to get energy from other people. If you want to be a buddy in November let me know.

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      • Gary says:

        I’ve done the last two NaNo’s and found them very useful for goal setting and maintaining a writing habit. Usually I don’t finish a novel as 50K is a shade short. Last November I carried it through to completion in early February. Getting the first target via NaNo helped tremendously. The A to Z is an April challenge posting every day bar Sunday with sequential letter prompts of a theme determined by the blogger. I’m up to “P” now and still on track. All the posts are on my blog and it’s themed against all my manuscripts and writing set from the POV of a new character that was supposed to be a narrator, but is well evolved into potentially a book. This is setting up back story I think. The challenge site is here.

        http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

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      • Amelia says:

        Was over for a visit. WOW lots happening. I think that is a great challenge. The more you know your character/s the better and you never know what you will discover. Back story is important as you will know what will ring true for a character. Write on and will be popping by to visit.

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      • Gary says:

        Blog wise, this is the most I’ve posted! I don’t normally do challenges, but if I can twist it into writing then I take it as worthwhile. It’s hard though now as it’s eating time as the Amanuensis is really talking outside his remit. It’s screaming book now. That means each post is developing him more and trying to fit my other manuscript extracts into his tale. I reckon to random visitors none of it will make any sense at all!

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      • Amelia says:

        Is there anyway to contain (not sure right word!!!) Amanuensis in this novel with hints he will be further developed with his own book. Guess I’m saying get him to do his job in this novel to carry the story forward and totally explore him in another book. Making sense?

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      • Gary says:

        Absolutely it makes sense. The reason I’m struggling with the last two letters is he’s become too big for these posts. I may have to change tack to finish as a result. They’ve gone from half an hour to 3 or 4 to compile. Also several other ideas have been reignited too. A shade overwhelming really. Still it’s better than writers block!!

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      • Amelia says:

        Definitely better than writers block. Give yourself permission to change tack to finish the challenge. After that look at all the material you have and start inginiting it!

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      • Gary says:

        I’m rather keen to try this too. I think I said that as the challenge was starting. After the challenge, which ends Monday. I have a few things post wise to sort and then a short break to evaluate things. One thing at a time rather than loads all at once not getting truly finished!

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      • Amelia says:

        It is a great feeling to finish a project – especially the first draft. How do you edit? Program? pen and paper? I have used Microsoft OneNote in the past and not bad.

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      • Gary says:

        Very true!! How do I edit… well… never on a screen. Not the first edit. I leave all manuscripts for a month. Print them double spaced single sided. Yes it’s a load of paper, but double spaces catch silly stuff, blank side detailed notes. I do one round that way then go to Word for the changes. After that it’s maybe two more runs through on the pc. Then I’m looking at professionals. I’m aware I’m too close to it to be fully capable of seeing it with clean eyes. I pay little attention to grammar though. That I leave until editing is done. I see it as time wasted otherwise as each edit introduces grammar flaws. IMO, it’s more efficient to remedy that as the final stage!

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      • Amelia says:

        I like to write mysteries so have to keep track of motive and clues. Plus where people were when. Also give the readers clues. I have used Microsoft OneNote (have I told you this before?) as it is like a binder with tabs and pages (within tabs) for scenes and characters. I agree about being too close to it to be fully see with clean eyes. Can’t believe last day of April. Made my word count for Camp NaNo.

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      • Gary says:

        I felt like that yesterday when I scheduled my last A to Z post. What happened to April?? This year is flying past.

        You did mention One Note abd it’s a very good idea. I need to get to grips with Scivener for the same reason I guess. Mind you I do have One Note too!

        Brilliant on Camp NaNo too. I was going to use that to finish an outstanding manuscript, but ended up on that challenge instead. I guess now I have to switch to that! Well, a break first methinks lol

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      • Amelia says:

        Well if Steven King says…….I think I might need more than one month so read it with fresh eyes. I haven’t used Scivener but have heard good reviews. Enjoy your break but I imagine you will still be thinking and mulling things over!! Maybe take break and review Scivener or OneNote and see what they offer. Could be a blog post in that alone.

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      • Gary says:

        Lol, I know that feeling! Mind you I’ve got a huge story churning from the A to Z now. I think I’ll spend this week catching up. I’ve got an ISWG post to do for Wednesday and that’s taking an interesting turn with Kings Dark Tower inspiration coming in.

        Scrivener is a git to learn, but I’ve heard it’s the real deal as a writing package. I have it just haven’t had time to get to grips with it yet. Definitely a post in there!

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      • Amelia says:

        Just read the post on Dark Towers and inspiration. Enjoyed. That is exciting having a story churning from the challenge. Looking forward to hearing where it is going!

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      • Gary says:

        Me too… the way I write tends to be as interesting as reading a new book!

        I struggle with DT posts though…I just feel like rambling on and on!!

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      • Amelia says:

        Just go for it. You are authentic and isn’t that what they talk about when blogging!! When we visit friends we want them to be different (or I do). Sunday at home for me to putter and get things done. Coffee at the moment and blogging friends.

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      • Gary says:

        I’ll give it some serious thought. Placement in the #IWSG post was natural. That appeared in a SoC moment. I have a few things to catch up on including deviation from author spotlights into possibly blogger spotlights. I know so many from different niches now it’s almost rude to stick just with authors!

        Sunday’s is much the same here. Odds and ends plus spending time catching up on comments and BUYB. Very relaxing after the A to Z!

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      • Amelia says:

        I do enjoy SoC on Saturday as easy just to write. BUYB has so become part of my Sunday and parts of Saturday. Have a good productive (writing and/or editing) week.

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      • Gary says:

        It certainly adds value to weekends. Really helps too in getting conversations started and getting to actually know bloggers. Same to you and see you next weekend 😂

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  2. Kelsey @ There's Something About KM says:

    All four of mine are going by too fast! “I thought you didn’t need that until…… well yeah I guess that is now.” – I feel this! Deadlines and reminders have been creeping up on me in my planner all month long. I am thankful for mornings when I can sit with my coffee and read for a few minutes, and homemade dinners with my BF that let us live right in the moment. Before being thrown back into life’s craziness. 🙂

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  3. Ritu says:

    I can’t believe we’ll be waving bye to April soon too!
    My first quarter has been pretty productive!! Hoping this year has more of that productivity in store for me!!!

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    • Amelia says:

      Glad to hear your month is going well. I’m doing Camp NaNo this month so that is keeping me somewhat focused. Yes to winter ending we had a few snow falls this month.

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    • Amelia says:

      Yes we are flipping the calendar pages fast. We had a few snow falls in April after having a pretty good winter. I enjoy your BUYB community always supportive and encouraging. Thanks for stopping by.

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