First, though, some business. I've found a wonderful app for my iPhone that's a huge help in tracking my work. It's called HoursTracker. ($3.99 in the app store.) I love this for tracking time spent on individual projects. You can easily clock in and out. You can even clock in or out later if you forgot to do it at the actual start time. You can set up multiple jobs (I have one for each manuscript, for blogging, for social media, for critiquing, for judging contests, for time spent on various offices for my RWA and ACFW chapters...)
I'd love to hear of any apps you might know of for keeping track of your work time. Please share!
Now...on to your very own beach retreat...
Good morning! Time to get up and spend some peaceful time on the balcony. A nice cup of coffee, your Bible and a deserted, quiet beach await.
Once you finish breakfast and your devotional, it's time to write! The sound of the ocean waves hitting the shore is the perfect white noise for me. I hope it speaks to you like it does to me! Here's your morning soundtrack.
And a special treat! We saw a double rainbow one morning!
So after a session of writing, the beach is filling and the kids at the pool are starting in on a game of Marco-Polo. It's difficult to concentrate now, so it's probably time to break for lunch on the balcony and a little time at the pool or beach yourself. Here's your afternoon soundtrack...
After lunch, head down for digging your toes in the sand...
...and setting up to read under your beach umbrella! Because remember how much we learn about writing from reading. :)
If you'd like to work for a while down on the beach, here's your afternoon beach soundtrack...
Once you're done, it's time to quit for the day and spend time with the family. Time for a beautiful dinner at your favorite restaurant on the bay, where you can look at all the yachts and dream about how it might feel to own one.
Then back to the condo to watch the glorious sunset...
So do you feel rested? Did you get a lot accomplished on your retreat? :) What's your favorite place to write?
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