Summer’s here. Normally, I would cartwheel through my house, considering teaching provides work-free summers, if you can get them. My mornings happen whenever I choose to wake and not at the mercy of an alarm. I can sit by the pool and sip lemonade. Also, I can see a movie and enjoy free air-conditioning.
Summers bring conflict to my writing personality. DISTRACTIONS! Heat. Trips. Writer’s Block. I battle these items at this time most often. My current stares at me, revising necessary, but I would rather check my social media and goof as the day progresses. Even typing this post gives me twitchy fingers to check Twitter and Instagram, my primary tools.
Nevertheless, I do have a plan. Use June to Revise. Use July to take a break.
With about twelve chapters to pass through, this plan’s feasible. What does it mean, though? What steps do I have to take?
- Work outside the house. Coffeehouse here I come!
- Switch from hot tea to iced coffee.
- One chapter per day.
- Work for two hours only.
- Limit social media to before and after those two hours.
- Say no to my family because, deep inside, I love them more than anything, but they have to fend for themselves.
- Lucky number 7! If a piece does not work, CUT, CUT, CUT!
- Limit reading to audiobooks only. I can get through them faster than printed books and I’m less likely to stall.
- Continue to leave my weekend free (No Writing or Revising!)
- Reward myself for doing 1-9 daily.
Plan begins at the end of this post.
I mean my words.