We get to make up words …

With the global economic downturn (GED as I call it) the word ‘stay-cation’ has been coined. It means staying in your own region and taking a ‘stay-cation’ by enjoying the local attractions, festivals, and natural wonders instead of going to a far away land (does not include Narnia). 

As writers we get to make up words.

I’ve made up a couple words that I would like to catch on. This is a word that describes a mid-afternoon coffee with a friend. It’s a Saturday so maybe you had a later breakfast, worked out at the gym at noon and met a friend after. It’s not really lunch because it’s in a coffee shop, and it’s not just coffee, because you might be a bit peckish. So here are my words: Lunfee (a combination of lunch and coffee) or Coffunch (a combination of coffee and lunch). Which one do you like better? Feel free to use either so that they will become mainstream like redonculous.

I’d like to make up a word that describes a writer who uses her vacation time to write (delusional and misguided don't count). This is something I’ve done over the years, taken vacation, or leave without pay, to write and let me tell you I got a heck of a lot done. 

So here’s my attempt at a word that means a writing vacation: edit-cation, ecrire-cation, write-cation, scribe-cation, and finally, scrivener-cation.

What would your word be? 

Have you ever squirreled away time to write? 



Comments

Dawn said…
My word for staying home to write would be"keepdreamingchicklet" - yours sound like much more fun.
Jan Markley said…
Great word Dawn! Thanks!
Angie said…
Great words. I love to write while on vacation. I mean, what else am I going to do with all that free time?
Anonymous said…
I'd take an editcation over coffunch anytime. Jocosa of the Earrings.
Jan Markley said…
Good one Jocosa.

That's right Angie - writers see vacation as time to write, others see it as time to have fun. But hey, writing is fun!
Angela Ackerman said…
My son likes 'Linner' which is a late lunch/early dinner. My fave is 'Frawsome' which is a shortened form of freaking awesome.

Words are fun! :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse
Jan Markley said…
I like linner and I'm going to start using Frawsome right away, because it's well, frawsome!
How about this Jan-O. I'm on my way to cyberqueendom.
Jan Markley said…
You're getting there Jocosa! You've got a name, soon we will see an earring!
Jan Markley said…
It's there in all its frawsome glory!
Danika Dinsmore said…
Frawsome is terrific!

I think I'd add an "r" and call it a writer-cation or scriber-cation.
Jan Markley said…
Good point Danika. Frawsome is my new favourite hybrid word!

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