There always seem to be an ebb and flow to my writing. The ebb usually coming in the summer. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those consistent writers. I do tend to slack off a bit in the summer to spend more time with my family.
But now that school has started again and the beach is no longer calling my name, it’s time to get back into my normal writing routine. But I confess, it’s been kind of hard to get into the groove even though I really want to.
So to better prepare for my writing days ahead, I’ve done FOUR things.
1) I downloaded the first ten chapters of my WIP (where I left off) to my Ipad and have read through it entirely and made some notes. Truth is, I kind of forgot my story and needed to reintroduce it to myself. (it’s not half bad!)
2) I’m caught up on all my laundry, food shopping, and house cleaning. (No need to have any added excuses around vying for my attention)
3)I went to the library and took a walk around—just to SEE the books. I took a look around and thought, “Oh yeah, if all these people can get ‘er done, so can I.”
4) Lastly, I looked at my beginning of the year goals, made some adjustments, and rewrote what I want to get done this fall. (I do love goals)
I’m ready for the flow to come back now and I’m off to edit!
How about you? If you’re a writer, do you tend to write less in the summer?
If you’re a reader, are you anxious to get back into your normal household routine now that school has started again?
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