My last day of work for the 2014-2015 school year was June 17th. I presented at a conference on June 19th. I left for a week long writing retreat, or unworkshop, on June 22nd. I had company upon my return. My summer begins today.
I am a creature of habit and I do well with routine. The week long writing retreat instilled in me some good routines that I plan on implementing this summer...beginning today.
Wake up. No alarm. I'm naturally an early riser, so this shouldn't be a problem. Shower. Breakfast. Walk the dog.
Gather my things and off to write. I am going to write every morning for a couple of hours. I'm serious about writing a book and I'm hopeful that by setting a deliberate writing routine, this will help me. Butt. In. Chair.
Where? I love writing in Wegmans. It's a local grocery store with seating upstairs. Starbucks and Panera are within walking distance for me. The library. I find myself looking at spots as potential writing locations now.
I will write until lunch. Noon-ish. Lunch dates with friends are popular during the summer. I have one today! The afternoon is mine. I can write more. I may read. Go swimming. Clean. Anything!
Setting up a routine is something that I've struggled with during the summer. I'm pleased with this routine...and I'm late for today! Off to walk the dog and eat breakfast so I can start my daily writing!
How do you arrange your days in the summer? What is the best part of your summer routine?