One of the best ways to write during the summer is to plan what you will write on Saturday or Sunday of the previous week. That way, once the week starts, you will know exactly what you need to do to take you closer step to completing your writing goals. Also, try to make planned outings so that they don’t catch you off guard. This is a habit that is worth trying to cultivate as it will help you feel more organized and on top of what you should be doing to complete your writing goals, regardless of how crazy your week is. You will also get a chance to pause before the week starts so that you can set your goals. The more conscious you are of your writing goals for the week, and the more intentionally you write them down in an organized and step-by-step way, the more likely you will complete them. This is because when you get back in the evening, your mind may be scattered, and you will feel exhausted. Yet, to do your best writing, you must feel relaxed and somewhat organized. Here is an example of how to set your goals for the week. This is a page from my weekly planner a while ago. Macro writing goals: • Write Working Writer E-book • Revise Be True to Yourself Micro Writing Goals for the Week: • Write 2 tips per day, times 5 days • Revise Be True to Yourself: 5 chapters, one per day Breakdown of Goals: Monday: Write 2 Tips of Working Writer E-Book Revise 1 chapter of Be True Tuesday: Write 2 Tips of Working Writer E-Book Revise 1 chapter of Be True Wednesday: Write 2 Tips of Working Writer E-Book Revise 1 chapter of Be True Thursday: Write 2 Tips of Working Writer E-Book Revise 1 chapter of Be True Friday: Write 2 Tips of Working Writer E-Book Revise 1 chapter of Be True Saturday: Plan Next Week’s Goals Write them down in your planner and put them in a prominent place on your desk By creating a concrete writing plan like this one for every week during the summer, you will know what you should be working on every day of the week. That way, when the time comes to write you will know what to work on if you are tired and frustrated from your day of activity and you will most likely get some writing done during the summer.