Let me start by saying that school is out for the summer! Since this semester has not been a particularly good one–I’d go so far as to call it Godawful–this is everything I’ve been waiting for! Words can’t express how thrilled I am. There’s still the small matter of getting my grades and working two more shifts at my job before I can go home for three weeks, but still. I am completely ecstatic.
For the first time in, like, three summers I have a job, so I’ll be staying at school for the better part of two months to work at it. I have the beginning of my summer and the end of it off, and though I’ll be working pretty decent hours, I’ll also be making pretty decent money. Things could be a lot worse.
That being said, I have a lot of things I’d like to accomplish this summer, most of them writing related. I need to finish–or mostly finish–the Back to Roots rewrite before June 30th so I can have a completed first draft for . That’s priority number one.
Priority number two is to work extensively at rewriting the beginning of The Recruited, as well as the query letter for it so that I hopefully get more bites on my next batch of queries. I have a slight suspicion that this will be a much bigger job than I anticipate, and that accepting the amount of work that needs doing is half the battle. Or so I will tell myself.
Priority number three on the writing front is to complete another prompt (or two, or three, or even four) of the 100 Prompts Challenge, which I’ve been stuck on for about two years. I’ve actually lost count of how long number forty-eight has been sitting uncompleted on my computer, and finishing that *$%#@ would be lovely.
Priority number four, assuming I’m EXTRAORDINARILY on top of everything else would be to embark on a new challenge I heard about from one of the wonderful authors at . This would be a song related challenge, in which I’d collect twenty-five songs from people–probably via the internet and/or friends at home–and write prompts for them. The only reason I’m not using my own music, unless of course it comes up from someone I ask, is because I feel like I already have a million stories for each of my own songs pertaining to characters I’m already familiar with. The goal in doing this challenge would be to think about and/or develop new ideas. Stay tuned.
Finally, there’s also the slightly less pleasant task of trying to update my personal journal–not this one. I’d love to start reading for pleasure again. I also am terribly behind on my TV shows, both of which are barreling towards their season finales. If I watch an episode or so a day, I should be caught up in a week, week and a half tops. Let’s see if I can take time out of my busy schedule to actually catch up.
I could go on about how I need to get my apartment ready to go home, but I think I’ll stop here. The writing is a lot more exciting to me–and probably you guys–than all the cleaning I have to do.
So, tell me. What are your summer plans?