Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Spot Check

by Heather Moore

So, how is everyone's summer going? What are you working on?

I'm writing a new book this summer (well, I started in March), so it's been very interesting. In the past I haven't committed to a serious writing project in the summer.

My goal is 2,000 words a day, and for the most part it's been doable. If the day is more busy than usual, then I get up early, if not, then I can usually get in a couple of hours in the afternoons. I've found that I have to seriously limit blog-surfing in order to make true progress :-) Although, I can't really resist all of the time, especially when posts like this pop up from Janet Reid, Literary Agent.

What are your tricks for finding time for summer writing?


Curtis said...

There are no tricks for me. It's a grind no matter the season, but it is my chosen path, for better or worse, and I wouldn't want it any other way. I simply have to force myself to write one good sentence after another until I see progress. It is often tedious. It is often brutally slow. But it makes me happy, so I find time for it every single day.

Heather B. Moore said...

Very true, Curtis. Sometimes I'll start writing and fly through 2 or 3 pages, other times I have to tell myself--just one more sentence.