Whether you’ve got little kids, big kids or no kids, things shift in the summer. Top tips from this episode for moving your writing forward while still enjoying the season: Go ahead and X out some days. Write on the plane but not on vacation, while you travel alone but not with family–but make it a choice, so you’re not feeling guilty that it’s not getting done. Lower the bar. KJ wrote 9500 words in June, but they were hard won, she’s proud of them and that’s over a tenth of a book draft, peoples. When you can, get some words in. Finally, let some things go–but not your big work or your big dream. Take the summer off social, not off your novel. Get up earlier, reply to email more slowly, eat a bag of salad for dinner every night. Figure out what matters (and it better be your writing) and let something else be the thing that slides.
Jess: High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict’s Double Life, Tiffany Jenkins
KJ: The Gifted School, Bruce Holsinger
The Library of Lost and Found, Phaedra Patrick
After the End, Clare Mackintosh
Boulder Book Store, where they curate deeply and widely and display Sarina Bowen front and center.
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