Monday, July 27, 2009

Struggling with Summer

Judging by the gaps in my posts here, it's probably obvious that I'm struggling with the summer thing. I love summer, but it's a challenge to fit in my writing work with the kids home.
There are kids swimming lessons,
kids sports practices
and games
and tournaments,
play dates,
and relatives that come for a visit.

This region of the province, Muskoka, is considered vacation land or cottage country, so the population doubles in the summer. They're all here to relax! The whole atmosphere becomes vacation!
party!
chill!
this event,
that festival,
the must-attend annual celebration,
the new cool location.

Not that I pay attention to all of that. But it's there.

The kids...the things to do...it's all good; I just have to figure out how I fit my own stuff into it.

And I'd better figure it out. I've got another book project to complete.


(Speaking of distractions, in the midst of typing this, I just saw a bear in my backyard!)

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

The only times I see bears in my backyard is when they're from my imagination or when my hubby is grumpily mowing the lawn. Ha ha.

Summer has the same effect on me, minus the increased population do to vacationers. But I still managed to complete a draft of my WIP. Lots of fun days with the kids, and plenty of late nights writing. It works.