1. You get to enjoy all that work you put into the garden in April and May
2. Camping and S’mores, pool parties and hiking
3. A break from homeschooling (my personal favorite)
Here’s what my plans are for this summer:
1. Go on a backpacking/hiking trip with the kids
2. We got season passes to our local amusement park, so I plan to be there at least weekly
3. I’m taking a writer’s retreat—one week in a cabin—heaven.
4. Plan to catch up with some old friends vie Saturday night cookouts at our place.
5. Visit my friends in the Adirondacks –for those of you who’ve read Erron—yes, the lake is real.
That’s about it; no really big trips planed, just spending time at home enjoying the weather and each other. Professionally, I hope to finish The Writer and The Open Book; the short story sequels to The Reader which is coming out later this month as part of The Thing that Turned Me Anthology. Look for those in August. In July I’m participating in Camp NaNo, finishing up short stories for Sister’s Grimm—a project I’m working on with my sister, author Emily White. It’s a collection of thirty-one fairy tales to be released one per day in the month of October, right here on this blog; Ubook style. Jellyfish Jones—Black and White’s first picture book—is to be released a week from Wednesday; so that’s got me busy right now, making sure everything is perfect with that.
That’s about it for me—what are you plans for this summer?