Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Fun???

Tip of the Day: This is a great article about today's society and our lack of wanting to pay for things like music (and books too!).  People think it doesn't hurt to download stuff illegally but think about this-- if an author has 50,000 people download her book illegally and only sells 2,000 copies legitimately, well that author has a good chance of not get another book deal. So even if you absolutely loved that author's book you might not get to read another one from her.

Oh man, I am so doing nothing. And by doing nothing I mean doing so much of everything that my head is spinning and I'm dead tired each night so therefore I am doing nothing. Writing-wise that is. Who had the bright idea of giving kids three months off in the summer? They are KILLING me! My everyday is full of sunscreen, walks to the park, the zoo, swimming, crafts, the library, screaming (them, not me), and popsicles (again, them not me. I never could get into popsicles.)

Why is it so so hard this summer? Maybe it's the ages. I have four kids between the ages of 4 and 9 and they want to be doing something every second of the day. I keep trying to wear them out by taking them on long walks all over town, thinking aha, now they'll want to nap! But no such luck. I'm the only one wanting a nap everyday. They just want to move on to the next thing.


And I'm getting such little work done. I'm writing a page here and there. Or e-mailing myself a few notes. And I've been revising the same chapter (ten pages) for THREE WEEKS. That is really really bad.

Tell me writer mommies, how are you getting any work done over summer vacation?

Kristina, Miss Author in Action


Megg Jensen said...

Part-time babysitters.

I get three hours to myself today (in between morning diving and afternoon swimming).

Kate Fall said...

Those ages are tough, and heat will suck it out of you. The best advice I can give: don't beat yourself up, and when you have downtime, don't spend it cleaning or doing laundry. You're a good coffeehouse writer, right? Maybe you need a date with Starbucks.

DeenaML said...

Oooh, babysitter is a good idea! I bet you have some teens/college kids in your neighborhood who'd like some extra summer cash? I would watch them if I lived closer! :)