This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out). The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s insecurity – will I be productive this summer?
Teachers like me–we’re genetically engineered to push all our big goals into summer. Fall/Winter/Spring are for the children we teach, their parents, and the politics of school. Summer is the time we read our stack of books, take an online course, visit friends we haven’t seen for nine months, and make huge progress on our novels.
Needless to say, by the time we make our summer bucket list, there are far too many goals to accomplish. I want to do it differently this year. I want to include only three goals, with the idea that setting my sights on three accomplishments is minimalistic enough, I’ll get them done. But I need your help. What are your top three goals for this summer? Can I hitchhike on them?
More on summer writing:
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of dozens of books on integrating tech into education, webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, adjunct professor of technology in education, a columnist for Examiner.com and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her book at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.