I just finished off a 1,500 word article. After taking the summer off, IT HURT! It took me a whole day to write the damn thing. Saddled with my chronic problem of excessive research (four interviews! Whew!), I had boil down all that info down to something that people would actually read. Sigh.
Writing isn’t easy. Well, writing blog posts is easy. Writing stuff for cash is hard. I’m going to writing for other venues this fall, too, so I better get back on my game soon. I can’t do this every week.
Summer is nearly over. We’re buying back to school sneakers and new binders. The bus schedules have arrived. There was a cool nip in the air as I went for a run this morning. Another summer is done.
As we’re in the countdown until the end of the summer, I find myself assessing my use of time this summer. Did I get enough work done? Did we do all the fun things that we wanted to? No and no. Apparently, I can beat myself up for just about everything.
Since I put in a 15-hour day yesterday writing that article, I’m damn well not working today. So, I’m about to do a little searching for a camp site in upstate New York. I’m determined to sit in a tent this week and try out the hand-me-down kayak.
Whatcha y’all doing over Labor Day weekend?