Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Make It Shine

Happy June 1st, friends. Unbelievable really!

Is this not the strangest month? It's this odd transition from scheduled to unscheduled. Or from scheduled to crazy-schedule-shift, add-in-vacation, kids-are-home-from-school, how-do-I-get-anything-done scheduled. Phew. Gotta catch my breath after that.

So, I know some of you already have kids home. Some have a week left. Some of us have a few. No matter how much or how little time you have left, this is the month to establish a summer writing routine in order to keep current projects from derailing. Or, at least it is for me.

Last year, Holly Cupala and I became partners-in-crime with our Summer Revision Smackdown, as we both pushed to finish revisions. It was quite the month. Although we won't be doing another SRS, I still need a push for current projects. And what do I love more than anything? Having friends join in the effort. I'm hoping you'll join!

We referred to the Summer Revision Smackdown as SRS. Funny enough, those are my youngest daughter's initials. The other day I found one of my oldest daughter's doodles sitting on the coffee table. It was her initials: MIS. She drew them out big and bold, then in small lettering she added words to go with each letter.



I love that she took a piece of who she is and created such a fabulous mantra.

So, I think I'll steal it from her.

Here on Cuppa the theme for June will be MAKE IT SHINE!!!

Want to join in? Cheer each other on as we slide into this new summer schedule?

If you do, put your June goals in the comments and let's make 'em shine!


holly cupala said...

Woohoo, Make It Shine! What an awesome theme for the month!

Michèle Griskey said...

Love the name! I certainly would like to see more shine (as in sunshine).

I've been completing 10 to 12 pages a week on my wip. I would like to continue this pace for the month of June.

Jennie Bailey said...

Love love love that! I'm going to share it on my blog with a link to yours. It's so perfect for so many of us right now as we dive into our rewrites and polish this month! Brilliant!

Jennie Englund said...

Sunds like a great book title, too.

Gail said...

I've started a MG novel and I'd love to finish the first draft by the end of June! I'm only on chapter one so I have a ways to go!!!
I'll need a support network:-)

Molly Hall said...

Oh yeah, I am so IN. I had already set my goal of finishing my revisions by the end of June. (*sniff* I'll miss you Revision Smackdown!!!) I'm going to keep on trying to make it shine all this month. I'm so glad to have buddies! Thanks, Jolie!

Laura said...

Make it Shine is very apropos for me, as I am knee-deep in revisions. So my goal for June is to get through the fourth draft of chapters 8 - 12. (Let's hope my mom wants to take my boys swimming a lot.)

Cuppa Jolie said...

Yay! So glad you came to play.

Let's make it shine!