I spent the entire summer wishing it was Fall – the heat, the humidity, being locked indoors because you could barely breathe in the stifling heat. Now that Fall is rapidly approaching and the lazy, carefree days of summer are over, I sort of wish school vacations took place now, and not during those hot, barely tolerable days. Of course, what it’s interesting to me how I had all that spare time over the summer and I didn’t get nearly the amount of writing in, that I am now.
While the pace of life picks up during the Fall for us, apparently I am much more productive when my kids are at school. So in between juggling all sorts of projects for my, I am also trying to get some editing done on the book I’ve spent the last 11 months working on. Well, 11 months – 2 months of my lazy summer. I did however need that break, because when I returned to it a few weeks ago, I had a fresh outlook, a new direction and a whole lot of time to devote to making it better.
I find that when I write regularly on my WIP, I also become more active on my blog, and become more involved in the twitterverse and just generally become more online oriented. I’m not sure why this is. Maybe because I am spending countless hours starting at a white screen willing words to come out of my brain and flow through my fingertips on to the keyboard, and I need a break from that frequently. I don’t know.
I have been tossing around the idea of doing the 31 days challenge that is linked to my “other blog” link above, on this blog as well. I need to get back into the habit of blogging regularly instead of the sporadic post usually apologizing for my absence. Are you doing the 31 day challenge? If you are, comment below so I can follow your series of 31 posts for the month of October. I think it will help, and since October is typically my planning period for NaNoWriMo, perhaps that will kick my rear into gear and I’ll actually accomplish something before October 31st at midnight and I can start writing as soon as the clock strikes November 1st.
Do you feel like you have more time to write during the lazy days of summer, or the frantic days of Fall?