Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Are you a Summer Slacker?

I don't know about you all, but my summer months here on the farm are ridiculously busy. Add in the kids' activities and all of the fun to be had, and you get late nights, early mornings, tired children and exhausted parents.

And that is why this Motivational Monday blog is not only coming to you late, it's gonna be short and sweet!

Yesterday my friend, author Stacey Kade (YA Author of The Ghost and the Goth Series - @StaceyKade), retweeted a great quote posted by @Quotes4Writers:

"Serious writers write, inspired or not. Over time they discover that routine is a better friend to them than inspiration." --Ralph Keyes
It's a great quote, and so true! And it made me think about my routine.
Even though I feel like I've been a total slacker lately, I realized I am keeping a routine. I still write or edit daily, unless I'm camping, even if it's only a few hundred words. I'm still setting goals for myself - both daily and weekly - but I've been careful to set my goals within a distance I can easily reach. And when things like wheat harvest pop up a week earlier than normal, I know I have to take a step back and refine my goals in order to stay sane.
So how about you? Have you maintained a routine this summer? Or have you been a slacker?
My only challenge for you this month is to have a fun (and safe!) July, while maintaining some sort of a (reasonable) writing routine. Even if it's only 100 words a few days a week, just do it to keep yourself in the game!
And if you don't, you have to write "SLACKER" across your forehead with eyeliner and post your picture on this blog :-)
Happy Writing!

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