Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

Is anyone else having trouble anchoring down with your computer to write?  Summer writing has been a challenge.  If it wasn't for Writeoncon I might have been lucky to get one sentence a day done.  There has been the beach, sun, True Blood on Sundays, summer reading, fireworks, kids, more beach. Crazy!

Some Tips to get anchored

Put down all the shades and pretend it's raining outside.

Imagine your favorite character from True Blood will do bad things to you when you complete a chapter.

Have some bubbly and write whatever comes to mind.

Think of Lady Gaga's ugliest outfit, and just think how much more artistically gifted you are than her fashion designers.

Ok how about some real tips...

Take it day by day

Try to set a daily goal as to what you want to accomplish

Keep your goals simple.  If it's creating a scene for your story while sitting on the beach or imaging a non control freak character like Edward while watching Eclipse.  Come on you can't tell me he isn't one.

If all else fails bribe yourself.  When I accomplish this sentence I'll go to Dunkin' Dounuts and treat myself to a Coolata

Happy Writing!

Summer Books I have read

The Girl Who Played With Fire   By Stieg Larsson

Fragile Eternity & Radiant Shadows By Melissa Marr

Salem's Lot  By Stephen King

In the Darkest Night  By Patti O'Shea

Some Girls Bite & Friday Night Bites By Chloe Neill  (repeat read so I can refresh my brain to read the new 3rd book)

Claire De Lune  By Christine Johnson

Sookie Stackhouse Series  By Charlaine Harris

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner  By Stephanie Meyer


ckdroid said...

Or don't forget spending quality time with me. I love being romantic to you. And to all you who read the comments, I am kerri's husband and you can follow my blog at ckdroid.blogspot.com

Brenda Drake said...

I can't focus past opening the file. It's so hot lately even the air-conditioning is complaining. And how sweet is your husband? Awww . . .

Lydia Kang said...

Lucky for me, the mosquitos are so ravenous we've been staying indoors a lot. Good for writing, bad for blood-suckers.

Lucille said...

I am not a writer but I agree with you about the heat. Ever time iI try to read a book work, cleaning house, taking care of the animals etc seem to get in the way. Iff I could only finish the one book I started this summer lol. Yeah Kerri lost my page several times and had to start the book over lol. Can't wait to start the book I won. Luv from Aunti