Karin Larson - http://www.karin-larson.blogspot.com joined in the lively discussion last week about completing your first draft and critiques and mentioned in her post:
"My mission, for the summer at least with the kids home, is to just write, write, write and worry about the perfecting and editing later."
Karin's mission has provided me with another "Duh Moment," one I think may work for me.
I chatted with my girls after school today about their day and I mentioned to them my goals for this summer with my writing. Which included my plans to keep up with writing first thing in the morning and all other writing relating work and my Marketing Manager position at SFCMagazine after my writing session is complete.
My oldest, Nicole (14) looked at me strangely and said,"Uh duh, isn't that what you always do? Isn't that why Daddy got a door put on your writing room?" (for many of you that know me...my writing space was the original playroom/family room and once I started taking my writing more seriously my hubby had a pocket door installed).
Leave it to a child to point out the obvious and give me that slap upside the head. Now if I only head my own advice and write, write, write first and then edit later, I just may finally reach the finish line of my first draft.
Now on to you, what are your plans for your writing for the summer time when most of us have either children or grandchildren under foot? Will your routine change somewhat or dramatically so you can accomplish your writing?
Looking forward to your input.