I always think I’m going to have a lot of time over the summer–and I always end up not. A huge part of it is losing the routine school imposes on our lives most of the year. With a weeklong summer camp here, a couple of playdates there, having a cookout in the middle, I’m kept busy juggling our slippery ever-changing schedules.
Writing-wise, I’ve declared this to be the Summer of Fun. This is when I play with those smaller pieces and premises that I’ve collected over the course of the year. PLAY WITH is the important part here. This means that I get to change POVs if I feel like it, skip scenes that are too boring, change the genre mid-story and just not do anything tedious with my writing. The rules are: I will write, and I will finish what I write, even if it is a sloppy tacked-on dumb ending.
Right now I’m working on a short story with delusions of novella grandeur. Over 5K in and still picking up steam.
What are your summer projects?