Well, it’s coming up on that time of year when I pack my war bag, stow my writer’s cap, saddle my horse, and head out for the best summer job ever! I spend my summers working at a Christian youth camp as the head wrangler–which means, I take care of twenty or so horses, teach kids how to ride, and tell them about Christ.
So, yeah, it’s pretty much the best job you can imagine.
Unfortunately, around the same time, this blog becomes somewhat of a ghost town. But don’t abandon me yet! I will be back in mid-August. And although I won’t be able to write anything during the week over the summer, I do plan to stop by every now and then on the weekends and keep you amused with random stories, book musings, and etc.
Be sure to keep an eye out for some book reviews over the next few months as well. I have some marvelous books on my review shelf that I’ll be posting about soon.
Wondering what to do until then? Because obviously reading this blog is so much a part of your lives that you’re sitting there, stunned at this dreadful news, trying to figure out how you will endure the silence… ;)
Here are some old blog posts you can check out if you’re seeking a good laugh, information, or just an escape from summer doldrums:
- The Stories That Matter (A post I wrote for Speculative Faith, an excellent speculative fiction oriented blog chock-full of wonderful articles.)
- Journey with Gillian posts on Go Teen Writers:
Procrastination Doesn’t Pay
5 Tips to Surviving a Writer’s Conference as a Teen
Mountain Climbing and the Writer’s Journey
(Go Teen Writers is an awesome site for teen writers. Run by YA authors Jill Williamson and Stephanie Morrill, it provides lots of wonderful information, tips, and community! You should definitely check it out.)
So I hope you all enjoy your summers and I’ll see you in August!