Wednesday, September 2, 2020

#IWSG - August? September? What month is this?

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September 2 optional question - If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why? 

Hello nice people!
I totally missed my post for August, and I'm running late for September, but I'm here!

I joined a free accountability challenge, with a professional editor, for the month of September to hopefully get back on track, focus, and get some writing accomplished.

I'm hoping to write some new words for 1/2 the month and if it's not going anywhere, to work on my old MS that needs a complete re-write for the rest of the month. We shall see.

School starts next week for the kids here in NY. Let's all take a moment to hope that kids, teachers, staff, and parents will all stay safe no matter what school they go to.

And now...for some funnies... Stay safe out there!

(AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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  1. Wow, sounds like you've got a lot of work ahead of you. Best of luck! (And I too face the send-the-kid-back plight. Hope it all goes well!)

  2. Good luck with that challenge!
    I wish we could all imitate Sheldon when braving the world!

  3. Good luck with the challenge.
    That last funny is awesome.

  4. If I could put together enough plastic bubbles, I'd hang out with my friends like that.

    Hopefully you're really motivated and score big on both halves of the challenge.

  5. Best of luck with the accountability challenge. I feel like I could benefit from something like that.

    And thank you for the funnies—they were much appreciated!

  6. OMG these memes though. I'm cracking up.
    I realized tonight that my August post was saved as a draft. That I, like an idiot, didn't even notice that it didn't publish last month. Like I blanked out that entire month, I swear. I missed a flashfiction event too, one I had a story nearly done, but just... I don't know. I think 2020 ate most of August for me. Which is funny since it was, what, 800 weeks long???

  7. Hi Heather - glad you're ok ... and yes all the best for the return of the kids to school ... taking care and staying sane seem to be the operative actions right now. Well done on pushing yourself with the challenge - enjoy it ... all the best Hilary

  8. Thanks for the laughs, Heather. We can certainly use humor these days.

  9. Loved the funnies, Heather, and yes, let's get rid of Daylight Saving time! Good luck to all the kiddos, educators, and staff returning to schools. People everywhere are worried about what will happen with this. We all need to laugh, so thank you for some great memes! Good luck with your writing!


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