Summer. I can nearly taste its arrival. Blame it on the nasty weather we've experienced lately or the huge stack of essays on my desk I need to grade, but until today, summer seemed more like a dream than a reality.
The best part? There are only three weeks left until I get to be a full-time writer. Well, at least for the summer (the benefits of being a teacher who gets summers off). This will be the first time that I'll be devoting my summer to writing, and I'm excited!
Of course, if I had my way, this would be my view from my desk:
But since I don't own a private paradise--at least not yet--I'll settle for my humble writing desk. Besides, how could I write with that outside? If my full-time writing experience is going to be effective, I have to limit as many distractions as possible.
I'm curious, what do you do to limit distractions? Do you set a writing schedule or a word count? Do you plan your blogging/commenting time? Do you reward yourself for good behavior? I'd love you hear your suggestions before I embark on my new adventure.
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