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7️⃣ Tips for Super Easily Writing Books in Summer

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Writing Books in Summer: Harnessing Late Season’s Creative Burst

Summer, with its unique blend of vibrant energy and laid-back vibes, provides an exceptional opportunity for authors and creatives alike. As we embrace the waning days of this sunny season, it’s the perfect time to channel this natural momentum into our writing endeavors. Here’s how you can make the most of the late summer energy to boost your book writing process, ensuring a productive season while avoiding burnout.

Tap into Playful Summer Vibes

Remember the carefree days of summer as a child? Rekindle that spirit! Letting your inner child play is not just rejuvenating; it’s a conduit for creativity. So, before summer bids adieu, allow yourself moments of unstructured play to ignite your imagination and enrich your writing.

  • Outdoor Escapes: Nature walks, beach days, or picnics can be surprisingly inspiring.
  • Fun Activities: Engage in activities that make you forget about the ticking clock.

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Slow Down to Speed Up

Contrary to the hustle culture, summer beckons us to slow down and writing books in summer can be tough—we just have a different speed in the summer!

Embrace this by allotting time to relax and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. This isn’t slacking; it’s strategically recharging your creative batteries for the long writing sessions ahead.

  • Scheduled Downtime: Intentionally plan quiet evenings or lazy weekends without work.
  • Mindfulness Practices: Try meditation or yoga to destress and clear your mind for creative thoughts.

Check Out: 8 Ways to Get Rid of Writer’s Block Forever

Connect with Nature

There’s a unique power in grounding yourself with the earth’s natural rhythms. Summer offers the perfect backdrop to strengthen this connection, which in turn, can deepen the themes and settings in your book.

  • Nature Walks and Hikes: Use these excursions to gather thoughts or solve writing blocks.
  • Gardening: A metaphorical lesson in patience and growth, much like writing a book.

Reflect on Your Progress

Use the late summer days to look back on the goals and visions you set for your book. Celebrating small wins and recognizing progress can fuel your motivation and push you through the final chapters.

  • Vision Boards and Journals: Revisit these tools to remind yourself of the journey and recalibrate if necessary.
  • Adjust Goals: It’s okay to realign your objectives based on what you’ve learned so far.

Embrace Spontaneity

Unexpected invitations or sudden bursts of ideas often come when we least expect them. Allow yourself to be spontaneous, say yes to new experiences, and see where these adventures take your storyline or characters.

Declutter and Refocus

A cluttered space equals a cluttered mind. Take time to organize your physical and digital workspaces, but also your thoughts and project outlines. This clarity can open up new pathways for creativity and problem-solving.

Trust the Process

Lastly, have faith in your growth as an author. Every word, sentence, and chapter you’ve written over the summer is a step towards your goal. Trust in the organic process of creativity and growth—your book will come to fruition in its own time.

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Celebrate Every Milestone

In the journey of writing books in summer, it’s crucial to recognize and celebrate every small achievement. Each chapter completed, every plot twist refined, and every character developed marks significant progress. These milestones are the stepping stones towards finishing your book. Celebrating these moments can boost your morale and maintain your momentum.

  • Reward Yourself: Treat yourself to something special for each milestone achieved. It could be a day off, a special meal, or a new book.
  • Share Your Progress: Sometimes, sharing your progress with friends, family, or a writing group can offer encouragement and accountability.

Remember, every word you write this summer brings you closer to your goal. Let the warmth and energy of the season propel you forward, turning the dream of your book into reality.

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  1. The Book Map. Imagine having a GPS for your book-writing journey, guiding you from “I think I have an idea!” all the way to “OMG, I did it! I wrote a book!” That’s what the Book Map can do for you. It’s a supercharged roadmap for your writing journey. It’s not just about outlining chapters; it’s about diving deep into what you want to say and the best way to say it, ensuring every word pulls its weight. You’re not just writing a book; you’re crafting a masterpiece that feels as if it almost writes itself. Ready to make your book dream a reality? Let’s Book Map it!
  2. One-to-One Book Coaching. I have a vision of changing the world one book at a time, by teaching world-changers to create a book in a gentler, more effective way. A way that takes both you and your reader on a profound journey. I see a future where we build trust in our words, worlds, and work with our books, and where the world becomes a better place because of the books we write. My commitment is to bring to life books—fiction and nonfiction—founded on integrity. I’ll bring the map, and you’ll take us on the journey. If you’re ready to change the world with your book, your quest awaits. Apply for a free discovery call here. It takes 3 minutes.
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Holly Ostrout is a book coach with a vision of changing the world one book at a time, by teaching big-idea entrepreneurs, coaches, speakers, and authors to create a book in a gentler, more effective way. A way that takes both you and your reader on a profound journey.
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