May is a busy month, isn’t it? End-of-school chaos, graduations (That’s Youngest Junior Hall, graduating college!), Mother’s Day, Memorial Day…whew! Time for a nice summer break.
And really, I am the Queen of Summer Breaks. But I also know that too long of a break from writing and my brain gets mushy. I can’t remember what my manuscript was all about, and my creative idea juices sort of dwindle to a trickle. So I work–but I break up my routine.
Which brings me to the topic I discussed over at the Muffin today: taking writing classes. Sometimes, a class is just what a writer needs to get excited, to get new ideas, to break old habits, to mix up the routine. And goodness, there are an awful lot of writing classes!
I came across this Write Now! Mastermind class the other day and had to read the details twice. Free? Really? That’s a pretty sweet deal. But honestly, there are sweet deals like that going on every day in the writing world. And maybe the summer is the perfect time to rev up your writing life with a fun class.
So do something for yourself this summer. I know it sounds crazy, but you’ll feel great, putting your brain to work during the break!
Love the free stuff! And you’re right, there’s quite a bit to tap into that doesn’t cost a thing. 🙂 AND you’re also right (as usual) about what NOT writing does. Hitting a manuscript after even just a few days “off” means having to re-read and try to get back into the same head space as before the break. I’ve spent way too much writing time re-treading old ground because I didn’t stay on point.
Me, too, Lisa. Me, too. (Pfffft.)
P.S. Your son is a cutie.
So true! Congrats to your son! 🙂
Thanks, Kelly! His birthday’s today, too, so it was a banner month for him.
Cathy–Congrats on having your son graduate. He’s a handsome boy…takes after his mom? 😉
The older I get, the more I look like him, Sioux. As if getting old weren’t bad enough–;-)
You should be so proud of your handsome son, the college graduate. Hope he has a wonderful future filled with adventure and joy.
Thanks for the links; I will check them out. I’m hoping with the changes going on in my life this year I’ll have more time to write, and I might just begin during summer break.
Aw, thanks, Donna. Youngest Junior Hall has already started his Real World Job, working hard and putting that fancy education to good use!
And you have Cari going off to college, right? And Michael in high school? Big changes for sure. More time to write? Um…Youngest Junior Hall was crazy athletic–don’t know how I managed to write a word during those days! 🙂
Wow! This is a busy time for you, and i think you deserve a rest. Congratulations to Junior Hunk…uhm…Hall.
I’m a bit of a writing class junky. Do you do WriteOnCon in the summer? It’s a terrific online free writing conference.
Congratulations on all your family’s milestones!