Kick-off your summer writing with these posts from the blogosphere

summer writingWhen summer rolls around, it can seem almost impossible to get work done. With the beautiful weather, neighborhood barbeques, and days poolside, our desks begin to sound like one of the last places we would like to spend the day. But, believe it or not, summer can also bring new inspiration and a breath of fresh air for your writing. A new season brings new ideas and perspectives perfect for fighting off writer’s block and beating procrastination. Even as I am sitting out on my back porch writing this, I feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle each project that comes my way. Here I’ve shared posts that can help you tackle some projects of your own and stay on track this summer season.

Work/Life Balance as an Academic Mama of Teens: Seven Strategies to Keep You Sane
This post by Tanya Golash-Boza shares how to balance work and personal life, and contains a section specifically about taking precious time during the summer to spend with family and being productive enough while you are working to do so.

No Summer Regrets
If you need a little structure in your life to get your writing going this summer, this post is for you. Kerry Ann Rockquemore gives you 5 steps to get back on track even before you ever fell off!

Writing a Book Pre-Tenure
Manya Whitaker takes productivity and getting a head start to another level in her article about how to write a book before you’ve gained tenure. Her takeaway: “Write. That’s it. Just write. Write now.”

Do You Know About Yewno?
A new artificial intelligence product called Yewno Unearth aims to make the process of reviewing articles for journals and searching for information in the publishing sphere more accurate than ever. Alice Meadows’ interview with the company’s co-founder explains the program’s many functions.