What does your perfect summer writing day look like?
For me, a perfect day is when I’m able to sit outside on my patio, listen to music, enjoy some sort of bubbly beverage and write uninterrupted for hours.
It doesn’t happen very often. My usual writing day is me realizing that I have to wait 20 minutes between appointments and pulling out my Chromebook or a notebook and writing until I hear my name called or my kid knocks on the car window.
Still, the summer days are longer and it’s conceivable that you may be able to get more accomplished. The sunny warm days certainly make it nicer to work – especially if you have a bit of sunlight to enjoy. To help you make the most of this summer, I’ve compiled a short list of things that make writing and enjoying the summer just a little bit easier.
- Chromebook – This handy little Chromebook is so small it fits into my bag. It’s also inexpensive enough that I don’t worry too much when I am sitting poolside or at a soccer game. It starts up within seconds and you can work on documents offline – you don’t need Wi-Fi if it’s not available.
- Fruit Infused Water – I admit that I don’t really enjoy plain water. I’m also health conscious and won’t drink soda or sugary beverages. This water bottle gives me cold water that’s infused with whatever flavor I choose. It’s awesome for writing on the patio and I take it with me wherever I go.
- Pretty Notebooks – I love composition books. They’re the right size for fitting into my bag and they can be labeled and stored easily which makes them perfect for writing down story ideas, scenes, or even full chapters. These composition books are pretty and make me smile when I use them. I buy them in packs so I always have one when I need it.
And because I’m always reading books on writing to see what’s out there and what people have to say, I just started reading The Emotion Thesaurus – A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. I can tell this is going to be dog-eared and well used over time. Check it out – http://amzn.to/1THnaEM