Summers are for writers (and lovers, too).

Thursday, June 4th 2015 • Advice, Goals

I am writing this with a calendar full of dates spread out in front of me. The calendar’s covered in four different pen colors from all the dates that I’ve circled and crossed out and written on. The calendar’s full up on trainings, conferences, weddings, planning, appointments, and more. In fact, I can’t remember a summer this packed full of things to do.

If you know me, you know that my summers are for writing. They’re for hiding away in coffee shops and finishing a book. That will be me this summer, too, but I’ll admit that it’s a bit more daunting this year than usual.

But that doesn’t mean that I won’t be writing!

At a time like this, I remind myself of the strategies that I’ve used before to break through busy periods. I like to give myself notecards with scenes to write on and an outline to follow. I know that I will need all the structure in the world to finish this book, but I also know that I can do it. I also know that every book needs a little life, so I also know that I want to enjoy all that this summer has to offer.

So, wish me luck, wonderful readers. Next time I check in, I hope to be telling you about another finished summer novel.

Until next time,

V

One Response to “Summers are for writers (and lovers, too).”

  1. Well said! I had a janitor yresetday remark to me, I wish I could take off in the summer and still get paid for it. I was seeing red. The general public does not seem to understand that we only get paid for the hours we work (and actually, even less than that, in most cases!). Money from my August-June checks gets taken out and reserved for the summer months, so we’re SURE not getting paid for not working! Sheesh! *deep breath* Sorry for the mini-rant. I could go on, but I won’t. I found your blog through Farley’s Currently, and I am SO excited to have a look around! It seems like we are very similar. I actually went to school to be an elementary teacher but taught my first two years as a high school English teacher. I loved the subject but disliked the teenage attitudes, so I went back to elementary school. I now teach K-4 Science Lab, and I LOVE it! I’m always looking for new and exciting labs for my students, so I have a feeling I will be visiting your blog a lot. {I know your lessons will probably be higher than my students can handle right now, but we teachers are pros at modifying. }Have a great day!Mrs. K. recently posted


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