You feelin' it too? The heat, the lull, the distractions, etc.?
With the kids out of school, vacations every other week (to escape the Vegas heat), and all the fun things in which a good summer requires (bbqs, pool parties, bowling, movie matinees, cousin sleep overs)...writing seems to be at the bottom of my totem pole these days. :(
The thing is, I'm pretty sure that I am not alone in my Summer Slump Situation. I know many agents, editors, and publishers who are all feeling the summer vibe. Not to mention all my writerly peeps who are vacationing everywhere from Comic Con in San Diego to breathtaking locales in New Zealand.
It's okay. Consider this post like a visit to your local addiction anonymous group! We'll call it the Summer Slumpers (instead of AA it's SS ;). Here we will feel free to confess our ineffectiveness, our laziness, our unproductivity! But like AA, we must commit to doing better. Even if it's only a small amount of progress, it is progress nonetheless.
So here is my confession: I have been watching far too much MAD MEN on Netflix. My addiction to the smoky ad rooms and whiskey laden ad men during the 1960's has been very unproductive. The secret past of the ultra-sexy MC Don Draper has taken over my attention and creative focus.
But alas, now that I've finished all five seasons, I'm ready to get back to work. Never mind that I just found out I can watch three seasons of GAME OF THRONES on HBO GO. I vow to do better. I WILL get back to work tomorrow.
Have any confessions? You wanna join my SS group? Or are you rockin' your writing this summer?