Yay! The last day of the school year is finally here and I'm ready to enjoy the summer holidays! I'll miss my students but I do love having some time to recharge and work on my writing. My writing goals for the summer:
1) Finish revisions on Novel #4
2) Finish rewriting Novel #3
I know it seems like I'm always rewriting, but I think I'm finally starting to "get" how much revision is really required to write a good book. For me, it takes several painstakingly slow revisions where I think about practically every word to layer in more story and character. Hopefully, these will go faster now that I have more time for writing.
3) Start a new book - I have so many ideas, I can hardly wait for this one!
My notebook is full of story beginnings or ideas I've jotted down for when I have time. This summer, I'd like to take one or two of these and see where they go.
What are your writing plans for the summer?
In case you're interested, over at MiG Writers, I'm posting today on The Challenges of Making Characters Come Alive.