Summer Writing Mentorship

Do you start the summer months with big writing goals but end up disappointed by September? Is your summer full of stress about the milestones you’re not hitting? Are you tired of missing out on good weather, time with your family and friends, and relaxation? Are you derailed by unstructured time, constant interruptions, travel, or summer schedule changes? You’re not alone, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

What would it be worth to finish the summer with your goals accomplished?

What would you give to enjoy the summer and be productive?

Is this the summer you finish your dissertation, submit an article, or make real progress on your book?

The Summer Writing Mentorship Program is designed to give you the best summer ever: balanced, productive, joyful, and rejuvenating.

Get results!

With one-on-one mentorship from an experienced mentor, you will:

  • Develop a realistic and achievable set of summer goals.
  • Make measurable and significant progress on your summer writing goals.
  • Understand the habits, feelings, and logistical issues that have derailed you in the past.
  • Develop strategies for staying on track and re-calibrating when the unexpected happens.
  • Find time to enjoy friends, family, vacation, and relaxation.
  • Create a sustainable, joyful, and productive writing process.

Find balance and productivity

With a little support, your summer can be both highly productive and deeply rejuvenating. You can move out of summer feeling balanced and in control with a sense of accomplishment and renewed confidence in your abilities. Most importantly, you’ll understand how to create sustainable writing habits over the long term.

Women typing on macbook beside an open window in dusk light.
Find balanced productivity and relaxation.

Customized service

The Summer Writing Mentorship Program is a fully customized, one-on-on support service to guide you through your best summer ever. While group programs might be at a lower price point, this program gives you full access to your own coach. We’ll develop a deep understanding of your goals, challenges, and life outside of work. This program works on your timeline: start any time and setting a personalized schedule of meetings. Together, we’ll create a custom plan – summer long and week-by-week. With a realistic, tailored plan, you’ll make serious, measurable progress on your goals. Ideally, this will help you cultivate a sustainable and joyful writing practice well beyond the summer.

Why work with me?

Because, at the end of the day, I know how to get things done. I’ll bring all of my experience in academia to the table. Although this program is about you, I’ll be drawing on my success in writing books, journal articles, and grant proposals. As your coach, I’ll help keep you accountable and motivated. If unexpected challenges or changes to the timeline come up, I will help you navigate these calmly, ensuring that you’re not thrown off track. And the templates and worksheets that you’ll receive can be used again and again to help you keep making progress on your own.

THE PROGRAM

I’ve designed three levels of support for you to choose from. All the levels have one-on-one service and include one-on-one calls. The Launch Support level is designed for someone who just wants a kick-start to their summer writing over 6 weeks. The Premium and Full Support levels offer 4 full months of attention. Because this program is so customized, space is limited! I can only enrol 5-6 clients into this intensive program. Note: Full time faculty may be able to offset costs from professional development accounts. Grad students and precarious faculty should check in with me about sliding scale rates.

Premium Support: $1500 (one payment; or, 3 payments of $510)

This “VIP” program offers the highest level of support as well as two valuable bonuses:

  • 4 months of one-on-one mentorship
  • up to 4 coaching calls per month
  • unlimited accountability check-ins via email
  • availability for short check-in or advice calls
  • a deep dive into what your writing time actually looks like this summer
  • a close look at the habits, feelings, and logistical issues that can become obstacles
  • a strategy for tackling obstacles
  • plans for how to motivate and reward yourself
  • plans for how to maintain momentum
  • ongoing support through “landmines” that threaten to derail the schedule
  • the development of customized work plans
  • worksheets on critical topics like time management, motivation, and planning that you can keep and reuse
  • Premium package bonus: Development of a “carry-forward” plan to help you maintain balance and productivity as you move out of the summer ($195 value)
  • Premium package bonus: High level feedback (structure, argument, style) on one piece of writing (equivalent length to a chapter or article) ($250 value)

Full Support: $1200 (one payment; or, 3 payments of $410)

  • 4 months of one-on-one mentorship
  • up to 2 coaching calls per month
  • weekly accountability check-ins via email
  • availability for short check-in or advice calls
  • a deep dive into what your writing time actually looks like this summer
  • a close look at the habits, feelings, and logistical issues that can become obstacles
  • a strategy for tackling obstacles
  • plans for how to motivate and reward yourself
  • plans for how to maintain momentum
  • ongoing support through “landmines” that threaten to derail the schedule
  • the development of customized work schedules
  • worksheets on critical topics like time management, motivation, and planning that you can keep and reuse

Launch Support: $450 (one payment; or, 3 payments of $155)

  • 6 weeks of one-on-one mentorship
  • up to 4 coaching calls
  • development of work schedule
  • strategy for tackling obstacles
  • how to motivate and reward yourself
  • worksheets on critical topics like time management, motivation, and planning that you can keep and reuse

Graduate students/precarious faculty

If you’re interested in this program but have financial concerns, please contact me to inquire about sliding scales or other support options.

Ready to learn more?

Book a free consult call to help you figure out if the Summer Writing Mentorship Program is right for you. Feel free to reach out here or via Facebook Messenger to learn more.

Ready to reserve your place?

Contact me right now to book your first session and arrange payment.