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#SoCS – Interim


“In the interim” is when boredom happens. Between exciting times, when there’s nothing special going on and all you can think about is how much you wish something would drop in your lap: love, money, a new job, or the opportunity for a vacation, for instance. It’s the time where, when nothing is going on, you do something crazy like buy a cat or get addicted to a new game.

“In the interim” might be when creativity happens. Nothing to do but daydream… suddenly an idea pops up. Time to redecorate the house, take some pictures, paint, or write a book.

I haven’t been in the interim between books since 2011. I’ve been writing the same one — or the same series — for five-and-a-half years. I wonder what it would be like to be between books. Totally between them. Just thinking about it conjures thoughts of freedom. Running through meadows of wildflowers, climbing trees, swimming in rivers, and jumping on a trampoline. Time to allow my mind to wander, and not stress over how long it’s going to take to get something ready for publication.

I see authors handing their manuscripts to editors and I envy them. I imagine them bent over their keyboards and notepads, writing their next epic tale, unworried for a while what might be happening with their finished manuscript. I’d love to be able to write non-stop. With no interim.

Wait… wasn’t that what I just said I didn’t have? Gotta get writing.

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Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

34 thoughts on “#SoCS – Interim

  1. How about a mini-interim? Run through a meadow, climb a tree, swim in a river, or jump on a trampoline. And THEN, get back to work!


  2. I am going from interim to interim… I need to get out soon! Thanks for this lift ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. I really liked this. You kick our butts out of interim–Let’s get busy! ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. I feel like I’m with Jacqueline. All the interims are belong to me. *sigh* Well-timed post helps with focus ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. We need the interim though to work out what is next! ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Great post, Linda. Now, get back to work ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Just a great post, you will finish your masterpiece! I am always stuck in the Interim ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ


  8. You’ll get there Linda!


  9. I seem to be between lots of interims in my life right now. Your post made me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Always puts a smile on my face when I read your postsโ€ฆyou makes us think a little and then, crack me up. Interim always reminds me of my Latin classes (I took 4 years in high schoolโ€ฆlatin poetry and grammar) Interim is latin for meanwhile. The only thing Latin did for me was help me understand words when I was too lazy to look it up in the dictionary. Interimโ€ฆhmmm, how about interim lover or interim job until you get the real job that pays the big bucks. But then again does interim mean between two thingsโ€ฆnow you got me dizzy with this word.

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  11. this is so great and well prepared…


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