Creating a Summer Writing Plan, Part I

There’s a part of me that says I should go with the flow and write what comes to me this summer. That planning it out isn’t going to feel spontaneous or even trusting of myself, that I should allow myself complete freedom for maximum creative potential.

Then there’s the part of me that says I should decide now what I want to tackle this summer for writing. That if I don’t have goals I’ll waste time and be too haphazard in my efforts, that a little direction could go a long way in helping me be as succssful as possible.

And then there’s the part of me that says I’ll never finish what I plan but I’ll also never do anything if I don’t make a plan at all. That’s what they call a paradox. And it frustrates me to no end. When all is said and done, I believe I’ll make a summer writing plan that has both short-term and long-term goals with room for spontanaity. My deadline? Thursday. Tomorrow I’ll post some tips on setting up a plan.

What if we make that your deadline, too? Can you post a comment with your summer writing plan when I post on Thursday (or maybe your reason for no plan)? Wouldn’t that be something? The challenge has been issued today. Tomorrow: tips. Thursday: plan. Add your own challenges, tips, and plans in the comments between today and Thursday’s posts.

-nm

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