Thursday, June 2, 2016

Don't Let Summer Heat Cool Your Writing by Susan Tuttle

It’s SUMMER! We have slogged through the never-ending winter days, school craziness, and multiple rounds of various viruses—and we made it! The days are longer, warmer, and sunnier. They are meant to play in and savor. I love summer. Love it.
Problem is, while I’m all for summer laziness, it’s not so hot on my writing schedule. In fact, I find my writing schedule can cool slightly for the summer. And while taking a break is at times a necessity, writers need to keep their momentum going. Adjust your schedule if need-be, or pick different writing exercises, but find ways to still write. Maybe you pull out a notepad while on the beach and write a flash fiction piece. Or you sit on your deck in the early morning—take advantage of that extra sunlight—to start a novella. Perhaps you’re able to sleep in now so you stay up later at night to plug 100 new words on your newest WIP. Whatever it is, keep writing this summer!
So, how do you find ways to slip in writing during these wonderful summer months? I’d love to hear!

Susan L. Tuttle lives in Michigan where she’s happily married to her best friend and is a homeschooling mom of three. She’s firmly convinced that letters were meant for words, not math, and loves stringing them together into stories that inspire, encourage, and grow women into who God created them to be. Romance, laughter, and cookies are three of her favorite things, though not always in that order. You can connect with Susan at her blog, Steps, Facebook, or Twitter.