Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lazy Summers and August Beginnings

The end of July is nearly here, and that means it's time to start preparing my classroom. For me, going back to work in August is a good thing. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my summer break, but I never seem to accomplish much. I have grand plans to spend all morning or afternoon writing, knocking off one chapter after another, but I end up daydreaming at my computer instead. Or reading lots of novels. I've read thirteen so far this summer -- eight of them sitting in a beach chair with my toes in the surf. Ahhh!

That changes once school starts. My days are very, very busy, but oh so productive. I think I need the structure. I know my writing time is drastically reduced, but the quality and quantity is better. So bring on August! I've got things to get done.

I'll leave you with some pictures from our trip to Tybee Island and Savannah, Georgia. Beautiful area!
This was the view from our condo.

These would pass by occasionally as they headed into the Savannah River and on to port. They were huge!

This is the public beach by the pier on Tybee Island. There was a huge storm the night before, and the surf was up.

My daughter, Taylor, is in Captain Mike's boat waiting for the dolphin tour to start. Great tour! We saw lots of dolphins, and the 1st Mate shared lots of local history as well.

Blogger is acting up, so I'll share more pictures soon.  Keep writing!

14 comments:

Faith E. Hough said...

Sounds (and looks) like a wonderful vacation! And I'm sure all that reading will prove to have been very beneficial for your writing once you buckle down again! Good luck!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

It sounds like you had a nice holiday. :) Summer is all about living and having experiences. Your dolphin trip might lead you to write an article or a story. You never know....

Nora MacFarlane said...

It was a wonderful vacation! And you both will appreciate that I just had lunch with my friend and critique partner who just got back from Chautauqua. She had a great experience!

Rena said...

Great pictures! Looked like a fun trip. I know the feeling of having high hopes of writing non-stop over the summer. I'm the same way. I've gotten a little done, but not as much as I need to. Now I need to start on my classroom and school stuff, too. Time flies ...

Sweetie Mommy said...

Beautiful and relaxing environment... Obviously you are enjoying your summer. Enjoy the rest of your holiday! God bless you.

Marcia said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful summer. If teaching and writing during the school year and taking summers off works for you, go with it! :)

out of the wordwork said...

Beautiful area for vacationing! I hear you on the need for structure - fall is crazy busy but that seems to be when I get the most done! Good luck with the school prep!
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Ian said...

You say you read a lot of books/stories. Do you not worry about copying someone elses writing or ideas? I love writing also but I have not read books that I enjoy for a long time. the ones I enjoy are similar to the ones I write although I have none published. I feel that I am missing out on something I used to enjoy.

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