Life in progress

#SoCS – A new word


Procrastinatingly. That’s how I’ve been doing everything today. What’s that? It’s tomorrow already? Case in point.

I really need to start writing for my own prompts on the day they’re supposed to be written. I promise to make a concerted effort next week. There. Now I’ve said it, I have to do it.

When I haven’t been actually doing something I was supposed to be doing today yesterday, I’ve been contemplating existentialism in narration. And wondering if all narration in stories isn’t just that–a character self-realizing existence. Am I explaining myself very well? Probably not.

And no, I’m not stoned, but I kinda feel like the “Dude”s in my Second Seat series.

Dude, do you think that character knows he’s in a book?

Woah! Dude!

Yeah, kinda like that.

So, um, that’s a glimpse into my brain. Now aren’t you sorry you asked? Wait, you didn’t ask?


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Author: Linda G. Hill

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

14 thoughts on “#SoCS – A new word

  1. “Dude, do you think that character knows he’s in a book?” I love it! Gotta get back to that series! You’ve set a good goal , but you can respond the prompt whenever works for you. You’re the boss!


  2. Maybe I should end my letters “Procrastinatingly yours.” That’d work! Maybe sometime you can start us by picking a gerund (a verbal noun, like “sailing” or “bowling.”


  3. Fandango pointed out that you already had us do an adverb prompt.


    • Really? When? It wasn’t in my master prompt list.


    • Damn it! I found it. I listed it as “ends in -ly” so it didn’t show up in my search.
      Well, there’s one for the books. It’s the only repeated prompt since March 2014–when I think of it that way, I’m not doing too bad. 😛
      Copying and pasting this to Fandango’s post.


  4. I love every word.


  5. Characters do sometimes come alive. I’ve always suspected that they give the author some guidance. Thanks for hosting. I think that gives you some leeway to be fashionably late.


  6. Deliberate procrastination and life intervention are two different things, Linda. I loved the prompt this week.


  7. Hi Linda great ramble round your thoughts 💜

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