Friday Summer Fun

~ By Melina Kantor

Hi Chick Lit Fans!

It’s been a slow news week chick lit wise, so I thought we’d try something different this week.

It’s summer. It’s hot. There’s lots of fun stuff to do outside. Let’s face it. It’s not like winter, when it’s so much fun to curl up with a cup of tea or hot chocolate and get lost in the story you’re writing.

An example:

So I thought I’d throw the question out there. What do you do to avoid writing? For me, lately it’s been this. (Don’t click if you don’t want to get addicted. And yeah, I’m ashamed.) Also, the beach.

Here’s the thing though. There’s something about that mindless computer game, and swimming, and listening to my writing playlist while staring at the sea that does actually get the writing wheels spinning.

So. Procrastination. Valid way to help your writing or an inexcusable crime? If you think it’s valid, what works for you?

Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Have a great weekend! Oh, and get back to work! (Or not. . .)

Melina writes contemporary women’s fiction with a pinch of oregano and a dash of chutzpah. She is spending her summer visiting family and friends in Crete and Israel, and doing her best to turn her travels into research and inspiration for her writing. You can visit her at

2 thoughts on “Friday Summer Fun”

  1. I think “procrastination,” especially if it’s fun and relaxing, is a completely valid way to help your writing! In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s essential! If I don’t take time to rest and replenish myself with non-writing related stuff (“fill the well” as Julia Cameron says–love her!), my writing definitely suffers.

  2. Actually, housework can suddenly look quite attractive – lol! Especially because here in Vegas, the summer means staying inside. If I meet my daily writing goal, then I can go do something else. I’m a big believer in Julia Cameron’s “The Artist Way” and the artist dates she talks about. Going out to play really gets the writer juices flowing. And I’ll be playing this fall when the temps cool off…

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