Heat Wave

Summer’s supposed to be over, yet we are experiencing an unprecedented heat wave in Southern California with recorded breaking temps and high humidity. We don’t have central air; just ceiling fans and one wall unit air conditioner that we only turn on in the evenings to hopefully cool down the house. This oppressive weather is not conducive to my writing. But with two deadlines looming just two weeks away, I need to make myself work.

I’m normally a morning person anyway, so I find it easy to write first thing when the temps are cool. When the temps start to rise, I try to read some research materials or surf the net. Then, when it becomes too unbearable, I don’t write at all.

I’ll be glad when this heat wave is over. I need to begin planning new projects and to send out some more submissions. In the meantime, ice tea anyone?