I know not all of you are in the same boat, but writing is hard for me during the summer. I have five kiddos, three of which are school attenders. We've been out of school around here since the last week of May, and I haven't written more than a page a week on anything, because my out of school schedule hadn't figured itself out yet.
But it finally occurred to me that I have to do now what I've always done: carve out time to write. If I let life and kids take over all my time, they will. If I let TV or Facebook or Twitter or just websurfing take it over, it will. There are important things in life, and my kids are one of them. But my writing is important, too. It is almost as vital to my emotional well being as prayer or scripture study or spending time with my husband. Without it, I have very little to give the other people in my life who need me.
So here's to finding a schedule and sticking to it. Flexibility is key, but what is in that flexible is up to me.
So what's in your schedule this summer and how are you going to carve out writing time?