Summer has arrived.
The weather's turned hot and steamy, school is over (save for the end-of-year parties), and the Little League regular season has ended, one game short of the local World Series. As the song says, the living is easy.
I wish the writing were easy during the summer, too.
But there are lots of summer-fueled distractions. The kids are underfoot, and they need rides to camp and tennis practice and play rehearsals. The tomato plants need watering and the grass needs cutting and the raspberries need picking. The golf course beckons, and there's nothing like getting a good shvitz while running a few miles in the DC area's three-H summertime clime (Hot, Hazy, Humid). There are vacations and family reunions and barbeques to attend.
This summer, there are also a bunch of other "new" distractions for me to contend with: Facebook, Twitter, ning, and all the other shiny cyber-toys just waiting for me to discover. (Don't even get me started on all the books I plan to read this summer!)
So how am I going to get anything done on my new WIP?
It's all in the planning. I've set a good portion of my new story at the swimming pool. Now--conveniently--I'll be able to combine some research/writing with summertime distractions.
Pretty clever, huh?
So pass the sunscreen and get some ice for the lemonade. I've got work to do!