Do you have a summer to do list? I always create one, but sadly never if seem to be able to check off every single on it. Too ambitious or just a procrastinator, depends on if you see the glass as 1/2 full or 1/2 empty. Either way priorities always seem to take center stage and those tasks that are not life altering will get saved for a rainy day. In hopes of creating some accountability for myself, I am officially putting my honey do list here in hopes of for once that by September I can have every item checked off.
To Do List:
1) Finish my presentation for the Delta Lake Writer's Gathering on July 5th
2) Complete my part of the work that my friend Hope Martson needs in order to publish her next book
3) Take a deep breath, lay in the hammock and stare at the clouds to see what pictures they make
4) Mutter through the 5 doctor's appointments we have this week, and go shopping after each one as a reward!
5) Open my notes that my Beta readers have given me from my proof book and start implementing changes
6) Wash my daughter's dance costume well in advance before her next competition date (well in advance may be a stretch, at least by the night before!)
7) Work more on my novel
8) Go camping, eat s'mores, and sing by the fire (if you are nearby, please insert your ear plugs accordingly)
9) On the first sign of rain drops, quickly grab the broom and start cleaning the house that has been ignored since summer started
10) Send the revisions on my novel back to the Beta readers for a 2nd look, eat some ice cream, and then back to the book
11) Visit the zoo, water park, and maybe even a musem
12) Meet with my writing partner
13) Repeat goal # 3, 5, 8, and 10
14) Start thinking about back to school. Hmm...maybe some more shopping???
15) Finally learn how to get the pin it button to work on Pinterest
16) If all goes well, update my query letter, send it off to an agent, and then wait with baited breath
17) Pick a day to do absolutely nothing !
18) Dig out some of my old writing and submit them to magazines
19) Go on a date with my husband
20) On the first week in September: scramble to finish everything on this list that didn't get done, find things that should have been on my list and make a mental note to put them on next year's list.