#SoCS August 17/19 – Co

Linda’s #SoCS prompt this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “co-” Find a word that uses “co” as a prefix and use it in your post. Have fun!

I’m tired.

You’d think, with a 4.5 week vacation, I’d be anything but tired.

Well, the first week, or so, I was in school setting up my new classroom.

The following two weeks, I managed to avoid going into school, even though I wanted to pop in on several occasion to just check things were okay!

So, instead, I started my edit, with gusto!

And in 2 weeks, I had completed the main restructuring and tweaking of my book.

That was a long time looking at a screen though.

My eyes suffered, my head suffered, and even my poor screen suffered. It has developed a flicker, rather like a nervous twitch, that starts up after a few hours of me using it.

And the mental exhaustion has kicked in.

I’ve sent the MS to a few readers, three known, trusted readers, and two who are writers I have met via a FaceBook group I am an active member of.

So for the next few days, I shall be operating on auto-pilot. Actually, it might be a good time for Hubby Dearest to rise from the Hurt Foot Brigade, and co-pilot for a while, so I can rest up a bit, while he deals with the kids demands!

(Who am I kidding? Firstly, I am too much of a control freak to totally let go. He’s there. He does plenty. It’s just not how I want things done, so I do them again, anyway! And secondly, even if I did, I’d end up implementing more changes to the MS as suggested by the readers, because I CAN’T SWITCH off!!!)

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Sep 04, 2019 @ 13:42:17

    I know how you feel!!

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  2. Carol Anne
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 05:53:37

    awwwh! you need to relax! I think you need a nice pampering day! A day of doing absolutely nothing! ❤

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  3. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 18:29:52

    Yes, sounds like you need another little holiday. And, my suggestion, don’t respond to MS recommendations right away. Let it all settle in–see where your readers are in agreement and where they’re not. And then think about what YOU want to say. Best of luck with school, book–and all the stuff on your plate!

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  4. John Holton
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 17:04:01

    Here’s my suggestion: take the train to Scotland, leave your phone behind, and wander through the Highlands for a couple of days (or weeks, or years…) You probably worked harder during the break than you did all year.

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  5. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 16:59:55

    You totally meet the prompt, Sis! You definitely need a break, but as you said ” I am too much of a control freak to totally let go.”. That is the sickness of teachers. Lol Have a nice weekend! Put the children to the relatives, and have a romantic candle light dinner. 😉 Michael

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  6. robertawrites235681907
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 16:56:02

    Not being able to shut off seems to be a modern illness, Ritu. I am doing my best to rest over this two week break I am having but it’s hard.

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  7. John W. Howell
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 14:56:51

    Good use of the prompt but relax time is needed. Self-imposed deadlines are the worst. Watch for edit burnout where you let the most obvious error slip cause you are too focused.

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    • Ritu
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 15:02:54

      I’m taking a day away from it today. Tokm the children shopping and ended up attending a book signing that was happening for a tv celeb and his book! L8nch has been consumes and now I’m leisurely reading until the evening, when were going out for dinner!!!

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  8. Maggie
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 14:10:01

    Busy and accomplished! Hope you get a little rest now.

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  9. Dan Antion
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 12:33:42

    “I am too much of a control freak to totally let go.” That made me smile.

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  10. willowdot21
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 12:08:11

    I left a comma out my reply should of read :
    Definitely not, (CentreParc) we find a little cottage with all mod cons usually suits us 💜 💜

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  11. Erika Kind
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 08:58:50

    Can we really ever switch off when we are in the middle of a project or projects (in my case) … lol. But it is great that you have so much time now to dedicate it to your projects which might not be possible this way otherwise. So, enjoy the journey, sis!

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  12. willowdot21
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 08:57:41

    A little holiday is needed 💜💜💜

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