It's officially summer now, and I'm pretty sure almost everyone is out of school. So that means what for us writers?
Lets face it, everyone promises to write so much more often than normal over the summer. School is out and us writers think that this is the time we can get everything done.
Do you get my point? However, there are ways to fit writing into your schedule.
- Don't think that just because you're somewhere on a beach, you don't have time to write a few paragraphs, maybe a chapter or two. Bring your laptop or notebook with you, find a chair to sit on by the water or near a pretty view, and start writing. Maybe have your character take a trip too so that you can feel more connected to them.
- Being at home is not necessarily just sitting there on the computer "keeping in touch" with friends. Make use of your time! Write a few chapters and make a goal for yourself. One of the worst things about summer is that you don't really accomplish anything. Writing can help you feel good about yourself. Write a chapter, edit a story, write a blog post (you can guest blog on this blog if you want), do something to get your creativity flowing!
- If you get sick, curl up on a couch and write. Being sick during the summer is wonderful, because you can still do anything you would do on a normal day except go outside. It's not like you'll be missing school or important conversations at lunch. It almost forces you to write!
- Do your homework in the beginning of summer. For some reason, it's OK in our minds for us to have only 2 weeks of summer left and a vacation for one of those weeks rather than having 2 weeks left and having to do homework for one of those weeks.
- Don't get distracted when you try to write. If you're having a writers block, you will come up with any and all excuses to that you don't have to write. Make sure you don't have your email in another tab or your sibling talking to you when you're trying to focus.
On that note, remember to take a break with writing if that's all your doing this summer. Too much writing will make you think of writing as more of a chore than as fun!
What are YOU doing this summer to make sure you write?