It’s always a tough transition to leave the internet access zone behind (we do it every summer), but I’ve given myself plenty of time to get my projects wrapped up (in writing and real life) and I feel more prepared than ever. (I confess we do have limited access at 2am...which is a tad early even for me)
I have books I need to read and review loaded on my (charged!) kindle, research materials downloaded for book 3, and a list of a plot issues that need to be fleshed out before I can do any serious writing....
My biggest goal? I want all the writing stars to align with perfectly clarity when the kids go back to school in September (which is completely reasonable!)
Whether I can wait that long or not will be the real question. :-)
Do your writing habits change during the summer months? I realize that some deadlines are just too dang tight to STOP writing for a week or two (or three or four)... but stepping away definitely helps reignite that burning desire to write write write if you happen to find yourself pondering whether you truly WANT to write or not. Maybe it's that "grass is always greener on the other side" theory. :-) But also, it's a great reminder that there are amazing things going on in the real world. Enjoy the seasonal opportunities while you can! The writing can wait. In fact, it might even track you down and apologize for being such an unhealthy obsession and re-negotiate better work conditions for a win-win. :-) (crossing my fingers!)
So my question for you is.... Who controls your time-- you or your writing?
See you in a few weeks!