Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: In the Meantime

Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story Blog. I wonder how often I should state what I'm doing here. If someone popped in on this blog, not knowing I am doing a month-long challenge of writing a blog every day using the alphabet letters as prompts, they'd probably wonder. Say what? 


~interregnum~
 A period when normal government is suspended,
esp. between successive reigns or regimes
an interval or pause, Kindle dictionary

When I came across this word, I thought it sounded like a part of the body. I learned I was wrong. Not even close.

Do you often read the entire sentence to figure out the meaning of the word without having to drag out the dictionary? Me too. But with kindle, I just hold my thumb on the word, and the definition pops up. No guessing.

You may be interested to know “ Kindle Fire comes with The New Oxford American Dictionary. You can also download free dictionaries for French, Spanish, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified)." Amazon.com

But I digress. With a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor, Pat Conroy wrote about his short time as a substitute school principal in his memoir, The Waters are Wide. He introduced a letter he was given during his “interregnum as principal.” I assume he was thinking he was in-between regimes or government used in this way. After all, he was a lowly first-year teacher and had to follow the strict rules placed upon him by the principal and the other teacher in the school.
Taking a trip in April
I've thought about taking a pause with this challenge since I'll be traveling in April. The interregnum between leaving and arriving will be difficult for me to connect online. I can schedule posts, but I won't have internet service for several days, and I hate trying to use my phone to answer emails and post comments. So if you discover I am not replying to comments, just know I'm probably on the road.

I'm very proud of myself for using this new word in a sentence. I love your comments when you tell me you want to use the daily word in a conversation. Go for it!

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4 comments:

doreeweller said...

That's quite a word, and I can't think that I'll be using it all that often. But it's good to know!
Doree Weller

Keith's Ramblings said...

Interregnum. What a lovely word to say! I actually did know this word but I've never had the opportunity to use it until now! As for planning ahead, I stay three or four days ahead - I've just written M!

A-Z of My Friend Rosey!

J Q Rose said...

Hi Doree, that's definitely a 50 cent word.!! Thanks for stopping in.

J Q Rose said...

Hi Keith. I just said the word out loud and I do like how it sounds. I have to write ahead because we'll be traveling this month and I won't have internet service all the time. I've written through S, but not scheduled on the blog post.