Summer is usually a time when the living is easy and carefree.
This being the case, it may be a time for people to just lay low and
not plan anything let alone their writing and meals.
But, over the years I have had lazy, hazy summers where I did
nothing and had nothing to call my own in September. Then in the
fall, I would have to fall into a writing flurry of sorts to make up
for lost time. Don’t fall into that trap fellow writers.
Instead, plan things a bit more. This doesn’t mean that ALL
your time has to be spent in PLANNED activity. You could still
take a few hours off in the afternoon or evening for ME time. As a
matter of fact, psychologists do insist that writers do just this
otherwise they burn out.
This week, as a way for preparing for the July NaNoWriMo, I
will take the time to stock my shelves with healthy snacks so that I
could munch on them without guilt. The last thing that I need
during this month is to put on weight. I know that I will be more
sedentary than usual. So, I will have to make up for this by eating
healthy and exercising each and every day. This helps not only to
clear my mind, but also it helps to make me work more
productively and sleep better.
So, take the time to plan your snacks and meals for the month.
Take the time to fill the freezer with ready made foods too. Make a
few shepard pies, stews and meatloafs and stick them in the
freezer for quick dinners. Then once July rolls in, you will be more
To a healthy and productive July fellow writers!