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SoCS – If it was Summer

Linda’s prompt today is as follows:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “shade.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

If it was summer, I would be sitting under a shade tree somewhere, resting on my laurels. I have been quite busy and today would be a good day to rest.

Last night I hit my 50,000 words on NaNoWriMo. I can honestly say I am glad it is over. This year was a challenge for me. My story took some dark turns I did not see coming. I ended up finishing what may be the worst thing I have ever written. I do not think it will ever see the light of day. It is one of those pieces of writing you would feel compelled to give a bad review and I am not throwing shade!


What NaNo did for me was get me ready for what I really want to write. I have flushed the garbage down the toilet and will start work on the book I am anxious to start.

Thanksgiving started on a stressful note with some family members in the hospital. I had my feelings hurt and spent a good part of the day in a funk, but managed to think my way through it and had a really nice dinner with our daughter’s family. It is all perspective and I am thankful I managed to get out of the negative space and enjoy the day.

Yesterday, we drove up to the mountains, picked up our great-niece and took her with us to pick out our Christmas tree. She had a great time tromping through the hills looking for the perfect tree. We picked a 10’ ft tree. It is currently in the stand in water, but no decorations yet. That will probably happen slowly over the weekend.

I also put the finishing touches on my Patreon page and will publish and formally announce it after the first of the year. I also finished my Facebook page, too. All in preparation for January. I wanted to have a clear schedule in December to just enjoy the family and the holidays and I think I have been successful.

My grandson has a birthday this week and we will try to drive over and drop off his present. It falls in the middle of the week, so it will be a quick visit.

This coming weekend I am attending another jewelry-making workshop. I am looking forward to just being in the studio where I think of nothing but the task at hand.

Enjoy this last day of November. This year is speeding by!

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17 thoughts on “SoCS – If it was Summer”

  1. Sorry to hear about the illnesses, and ‘funk’. But pleased to hear it was resolved.
    I am not on Facebook, but will happily check out your other new page.
    And I am sure I would have liked to have read your story too. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thank you, Pete. I am normally pretty upbeat so shaking a funk can be challenging for me.

      The story I wrote is rather disjointed. I don’t think I handled the transitions in the storyline very well. I will let it sit for a few weeks then re-read it. I think I need a little distance from it to truly evaluate it.

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  2. Sorry to hear of family illness and hurt feelings. Glad you enjoyed your evening though. And what a beautiful tree!

    Congratulations on finishing NaNoWriMo. I’ve tried and didn’t finish once. I keep saying I’ll try again but who knows? I used to think there was a writer hiding inside me but overthinking tells me otherwise.

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    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts. This NaNoWriMo round made me think I wasn’t a writer, either! It did help clear the cobwebs, I’ll say that. Now let’s see what I made space for.

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    1. Elizabeth, I almost always start NaNoWriMo but I do not always finish. I don’t have any great attachment to what I wrote. I could have abandoned the story early on, but I did love the concept. I think perhaps it is better suited to being a short story than a novel. I have a feeling when I re-read it, I will find it too wordy. We will see what next November brings.


  3. Congratulations on reaching your goal, even if the result isn’t to your liking. I’d be surprised if it’s as bad as you suggest, but it’s your call. I’m glad to hear that what sounds like a complicated holiday worked out well.

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