Long, lazy days spent going to the beach or sitting poolside don’t have to be in direct opposition to productive writing days. In fact, some people get their best writing done when they get out of their office and into the great outdoors. Here’s why you should consider summer to be the ideal writing season.
Inspiration Surrounds You
It’s a matter of looking at life and seeing it with the cup being half empty or full. Sure, the kids are home and it may be harder to concentrate, but you’ve also got a realistic glimpse into how your kids think and react. Why not take notes and put that inspiration into your writing?
I said it above that summer gives way to longer days. This means you can have your cake and eat it too. Feel the need to take the kids to the beach? Go ahead. You’ll still have plenty of light when you get home to put in a couple of solid hours without feeling like you’re working into the night.
Time is on Your Side
High schoolers wanting to impress college admissions officers might want to consider using their time off from school to pen an anthology of short stories. Let’s break this down…you’ve got roughly ten weeks off from school. You could write ten short stories, one each week, and have a book ready for editing by fall. Admissions officers look at the commitment it takes to write a book and equate that into brownie points for the student willing to put in the time.
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