I am a list person. I write lists every day; I love the feeling of checking them off and of writing things on clear bullet points. I am a fan of lists. :-) I'm also a fan of having projects and doing reproductive things, so naturally - with the summer holidays looming and my exams finally allllmost done (not quite yet!) - I have a long summer to-do list. Here it is.
# Go to the Seaside and find a lot of Story Inspiration. Also make shell/pebble bracelets and necklaces.
# Reread my favourite three fiction novels very slowly. I've read Rebecca, Gone with the Wind and Jane Eyre at least once (the latter two dozens of times) - but I've always read them kind of my way. You know, like, in a week in the most. This summer I'd like to savour every word of these three amazing books.
# Catch up on all my kindle free Christian Fiction. I have 40 Christian Fiction novels on my kindle - they were all freebies - but I really have to read them all instead of "buying" them the whole time.
# Buy four new books. (Actually, I did this one already - I'm waiting for them to arrive. I bought 'Violins of Autumn', 'Celia Garth', 'Dawns Early Light' and my very own copy of 'Rebecca.')
# Dry or press flowers and create something artsy with them. I am very much into wall art - the wall in front of my desk with filled with all kinds of things - and I'd like to do something wall-art-y with flowers.
# Go clothes shopping and buy a statement necklace and a collared shirt. In other words, spend some money on things I want, but don't need.
# Phone my darling best friend again! (Emma, I can kind of see you nodding your head or something. I might be wrong. :-P)
# Have a barbeque in the garden with my family. Actually, this - we'll be doing this this very evening! I love barbeques. :-)
# Start a sketch/doodle book for the whole summer holidays and devote entire pages to quotes, Kate Middleton outfits, and word art. Also maybe some space for lists. :-)
# Sketch out all the random outfits of people from the streets or people we meet I like. I just love the idea of filling a book with outfits I spotted on people.
# Write tons. Hopefully, just hopefully, with the help of God, I might be able to finish 'At the Wrong Side of the Ocean' this summer. I'm afraid I do doubt it, as the story is become more and more complicated by the second and because I keep on adding new darlings and little subplots. Silly me.
# Send some lonely people letters sealed with wax.
# Read through the entire Bible. Do you think I could? I really want to try it.
# Paint a lot. And something else than decorating note-book covers, cardboard boxes and wall art. I mean, that's nice, of COURSE, but I want to do something really big. I don't know quite what yet, though. Any suggestions?
# Finish the Hornblower movies. I'm enjoying them, but there are a lot of them, and I kind of feel like a different genre now! Yesterday's episode we watched was a really nice one, with the Cranford actors popping up on the surface once again. And my beloved Julia Sawalha! Julia Sawalha is definitely my favourite actress. I just love her.
# Watch some of the old movies I mentioned in my previous post. :-P And review them promptly on my blog.
# Discover some really old precious books in my Grandparents house. My Grandparents in England have a house filled to the brim with books of all kinds. They have the entire old leather-faced Dickens set and Jane Austen set and my Grandma keeps on buying new books. So there's gotta to be a really old, precious book I haven't found yet somewhere... right?
# Edit some of my children's books I wrote last year and have them self published. I keep on procrastinating on editing. I really should get it DONE.
# Write 2000 words every day. I should be able to do this, really I should.
# Eat banoffee pie again. It's my favourite treat ever. Delumptious.
Wow, this list is actually quite long, and the worst thing is, I feel like I could go on and on! Lets see if I'll actually do them ALL, shall we?
Do you have any plans for the summer?
Any of the same ones as I?