It's that time of year when many of us have to put together our proposals for summer grant money or otherwise turn our minds to our summer writing plans.
So what's on your mind as you contemplate the summer?
I'm trying out a new approach - suggested by my colleague and sometime co-blogger Cassandra Robertson - that I set myself a small and manageable minimum of around 1,000 words a day on the first draft. That way I don't have to stress out about finding large blocks of time in an otherwise hectic week to do large chunks of work. Of course, I'm "allowed" to write more but I'm "supposed" to do the minimum each day. As I had a rather large project facing me, this seemed like a comforting way to go. It also forces me to think about the project every day for a significant period of time rather than put it aside and lose track of what I was writing about.
Any other tips for new - or older - players out there for the best way to deal with the summer? I know it's still only March but the sun is out in Cleveland today so that must mean something.