In summertime, schedules go right out the window. It is why after last year I chatted to my editor about building in some R&R time into July and August. I still have work to do - and yes, I'm having a struggle to fit it in. But the deadlines aren't quite so tight which is fab.
Everyone is home during the summer at my house - since the husband switched jobs, he has July and August off (he's teaching college). The kids are home from school. Locking myself in the office just doesn't work a good portion of the time.
So what have we been doing?
I've also done a second round of revisions (book 19 done and dusted, yay!), started my next book, done promo, and proofed galleys for an upcoming release.
And my day is starting later than usual - instead of a 6:30 start we're all crawling out of bed at 8 or 8:30. That, my friends, is bliss. I'm trying not to think of how much of a shock we're going to get on Sept 6 when everyone is back in school again.
I'm trying not to stress about the low productive output because I'm having a marvelous time, and I know the time NOT working means more energy when I do finally get back to a regular schedule. It also means that I'm tucking little bits and pieces of LIVING away in my mind that will show in future books - after all, the best research trip of all for an author is simply LIVING.
And before I know it, fall will be here and I'll be back to a regular work schedule again, sorry that the summer fun is over.
How are you spending your summer?