My semester is done.
Graduation is done.
School (for the foreseeable future) is done.
So…what comes next?
The biggest thing to tackle is just my writing habits in general, which–if I’m honest with myself–are about as bad as my eating habits. With this in mind, I’m setting a minor writing schedule for the summer.
- Five handwritten pages, three days a week.
- Reading one book (hopefully) a week.
- And, last but not least, blogging at least once a week.
“But, John,” you ask, “why do you feel the need to set a schedule like this now? You never have in the past.”
True. This will be the first summer with a rigid writing/reading schedule. Usually, the three month period of time between semesters is filled with farm work, video games, and enjoying a break from academia in general.
This will also be the first summer without the beautiful, ironclad structure of an academic year following it and preventing me from feeling guilty about my laziness.
That means all bets are off. It’s time to put my money where my mouth is, pull my writing self up by his bootstraps, dust off as many cliches as possible, and improve my writing habits.
But I’m curious, few followers, is anyone else setting a writing schedule for their summer? Let me know in the comments down below.