Wednesday, February 04, 2015

IWSG

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SABBSD!! Weird right? When I was growing up (in the 60's) my Mum never swore - still doesn't (I don't take after her then lol!) But she did say these initials one after another. Apparently they replace swear words! I never knew what they stood for, but I'm assuming probably pretty tame words compared to the colourful language used today :) ......... and yep *hangs head in shame* too often used by me.

Anyhow, the reason for swearing? Pottering around this morning and suddenly realised it's the first Wednesday of the month - where did January go????

So I had nothing planned, no words of wisdom, no 'aha' moments, not even a joke or a quote! I know, no quote? I must be busy. But on the IWSG facebook page I noticed someone ask about writing software and I got the 'aha' moment! When I joined NaNoWriMo for the first time I had a free trial of Scrivener. I didn't honestly think it would make a huge difference, but at the end of the free trial I purchased it. I love the simple format, love the post-it notes, the fact that I can see all my chapters and bounce around. I can't comment on the other systems out there, but if you get a chance to try Scrivener I recommend it :)

On a final note - please ignore any spellings, typos, or whatevers, throwing this post together before I shoot out. Oh, on a final, final, note over 3 days last month I visited over 60 blogs, and had just over a third return. Now I know it shouldn't be I  visited 60 why didn't 60 visit me - or even 50, 40, 30, 25.... But it is about sharing and caring, so come on, let's feel the love and do unto others as they do unto you :) (Plus, I thought my Dr Seuss mock-up was worth a visit lol!)

20 comments:

  1. The word Scrivener is used in law too...if there's a mistake made on something it's called a Scrivener's error. Usually just a typo or missing word, but you have to petition the Court to get it changed and all the lawyers and parties involved have to sign off on it too.

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    1. Well, that's weird JoJo, I know I replied, I must not have pressed publish! Didn't know that about Scrivener, love learning new things :) xx

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  2. Hmm, well, there's no F in there, so I guess those words are tame! LOL. I downloaded the Scrivener free trial but haven't actually used it. I think I just feel like it's way too late to try to get so organized with my WIP. Maybe the next book...

    February IWSG Co-host

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    1. Hi Sarah, I think they are tame! I think the D was damn, but that was a slip up by mum, she never let on lol! x

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  3. Okay, now I'm curious what SABBSD stands for. Is that the first initial of each of the bad words she really wanted to say?

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    1. Hi Stephanie, yes I think so. I think I'm going to have to ask mum, she'll probably say she doesn't remember ;) x

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  4. Hi Suzanne, I was very entertained by your post and glad I stopped by. Fellow IWSGer here. Thanks for the laugh and you're right, share the love!

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    1. Hi Randi, thanks for the visit, catching up - only a week late (if you read old posts you'll see I'm in the middle of a lot of stuff!). Will pop back and visit you :) x

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  5. Suzanne, I agree about returning the love. I'm still working on my Blog Blitz Day posts.

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    1. Thanks Boss ;) I shall be returning the love Thursday - I've kept it quiet but I have an empty day .... tempting fate really saying it out loud lol! x

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  6. That's a shame they didn't return your visits. I make it a point to visit everyone who visits me, even if it's a day or two later.

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    1. I was disappointed, but never mind. A week late but finally getting round to catching up. Roll on March, everything calms down! :) x

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  7. im here! great unplanned fun!
    happy feb!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Tara :) :) Glad you enjoyed the waffling nonsense! xx

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  8. At least you got a post up :) I haven't tried Scrivener but I have heard others who really enjoy the program.

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    1. Hi Dolorah, thanks for visiting :) I always try to put something up, even just a joke or quote, for anyone blog hopping x

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  9. Well, Suzanne, I'm excited to see you are in the challenge again and we are on the same "minion" team! Whoo-woo!

    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. Yay Barbara! Was having a look at the team this evening - think we're going to have a lot of fun :) x

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  10. Hi, Suzanne! I'm a fellow Minion with you and wanted to stop by to say "Hi!" and to follow your blog. I'm you're 100th follower! :D

    Like Stephanie, I want to know what SABBSD stands for. ;)

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    1. Hi Chris! I've got Thursday ear marked for lots of blog catching up! Think we're in a cool team :) And yay, been stuck on 96 like forever, so really happy to be on 100 :) x

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