My critique group usually takes a break during the summer. With all the summer activities, it’s hard to find a time that fits our summer schedules, and even harder to find time to write. I usually try and keep writing during this break, but not this summer.
This summer I’m giving myself a “hall pass” to escape from my writing room. I normally schedule my weekly writing time on my calendar. It almost always includes Saturday mornings and a few other sessions during the week. For July and August, I’ve decided not to pre-schedule my time and not worry if I don’t write.
Instead of writing, I’m travelling and getting out into nature. I’m working on those house projects I never seem to get done. I’m visiting the local museums and catching up with friends and family.
AND… I’m looking around for inspiration. I use my phone to keep notes on writing/subject ideas. For me, summer is a fertile time to germinate ideas for future projects. Three of my projects this year, were ideas from last summer. By September, I hope to be re-energized and ready to sequester myself with my computer.
If you’re struggling to write this summer, consider taking a hiatus from writing for a few weeks. It might just be the antidote for a stalled writing project.
Mary Jo Guglielmo is writer and intuitive life coach. For more information check out: