Summer is not my best writing season for producing possible
publishable material. I’m okay with that. Periods of the summer are crazy busy,
like the grad season we just experienced for my daughter. A memorable time full
of family, friends and celebrations consumed our month of June. Having three teens,
two years apart, graduations happen every other summer for six years.
My kids are lifeguards at our outdoor pool and my vehicle is
a constant shuttle bus. The garden, outdoor aquafit, the Ontario family
trip, moving my son to university in the late summer combined with just trying to find
time to slow down and enjoy the lovely weather.....adds up to very little time on
my laptop. I suppose I could make it a priority, and I can see that happening
someday, but for now I am happy to give myself permission to put the “serious”
writing on hold. If I am inspired to work on my projects, I do, however
I am certainly not as disciplined as the other seasons of the year.
I will make time every morning on my porch with my bible and
my journal. This indispensable hour contributes to pages and pages of talking to God
through my pen. I will take my journal on my travels, and if I feel inspired, I
may write a poem, jot down ideas for my novel or just write about what is going
on around me. I will keep up the Inscribe blog as well as my own blog.
is when I actually find writing most enjoyable because I have no agenda. Life
is not any busier at this time, but there is something about summer that gives
me permission to relax a little. Perhaps that is the key to creativity? We’ll