Summer is filled with hope and relaxation. A time for rejuvenation, friends and being lazy. You can sit at the beach, you can go to festivals, you can sleep in late. How about staying up late with your teens to watch a movie? I’ve done all of these things this summer. Summer is truly a magical time. But time doesn’t stand
still. The end of summer is just around the corner. Time to get school supplies, go to bed earlier in preparation for those dreaded 6:00 am wake ups, and time to look forward to the coming year, well the coming months
anyway. Time to prepare.
It’s also time to prepare in your writing life. Things change at the end of summer. The children will be in school. No more distractions, time to get your mind focused, to prepare for the next step in your writing career. I know for me that means making sure there is a set time to write. Concrete goals I want to meet. I just signed a contract with Jupiter Gardens for my very first vampire novel, tentatively titled Immortal Death. There will be
work to do on that. Also, I am working on another medieval I want to self publish and a novella I want to put out
around Halloween! Those are concrete, doable goals for me. Goals that will take me up to Christmas. I’m sure as I proceed, I’ll add new goals. But for now, those are enough. I don’t want to overwhelm myself.
So, while summer is ending, a new chapter is beginning. A chapter of hard work, goals and production. As we say goodbye to a wonderful summer, we should open our arms to the possibilities of the next couple of months.
What are your writing goals? What is your next step for these coming months?