Summer’s for Sun: July Snapshot

The Sun tarot cardSummer is in full swing in Florida. The humidity’s settled in. The beach calls. And everyone–everyone–in my office spends at least part of the day staring out the window, longing for the sun.

Which bring’s me to this month’s tarot card.

I drew The Wheel of Fortune in January (back when a wonderful agent gave the most helpful writing advice) and now, a little over halfway through the year, I’ve drawn its counterpart, The Sun.

The Sun’s all about successes, holidays (I’ve already taken 2. Don’t judge me.), and fun.

With that playful spirit in mind, I’ve decided to kick off July with a little writing challenge: write with abandon.

Between now and the end of August, how much can I write? How often can I write? What can I write?

That’s the challenge–to leave plotting to the breeze and just write whatever comes. It’s Camp Nanowrimo without the structure. It’s Nanowrimo with an extended deadline.

I’ll still edit my beloved YA Paranormal project once my critique buddies have workshopped it but, in the meantime, I plan to write something new(ish. Its roots come from a short story I wrote a few years ago.) To keep the momentum, I’m going to try to avoid over-researching (“try” being the key word. I love the research part of writing.)

Wish me luck! And, while you’re at it, have an amazing, bright summer 🌅.


P.S. I couldn’t write this snapshot without bringing up Mercury Retrograde. Conventional wisdom says, don’t start new projects during the retrograde. But. . . I’m starting a new project during the retrograde and editing an old one and mailing off that package I was supposed to mail off last week. I flew Frontier on the 7th. So there.

P.P.S. Mercury felt my sass and sabotaged my Fitbit. Retribution was swift and completely uncalled for :\.

Mercury retrograde sabotage.

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