You know…I sometimes wonder why my book deadlines always coincide with other stressful events. Every single time. Like now, for instance. When I set this deadline almost two years ago, I had no idea I’d be transferring to a remote rural school, but I did just that and my summer writing time was cut in half as I prepared for my new job.
I’m happy to say I love my new school, which is so small that I’m the junior high and high school Science Departments and the Art Department. I teach four different sciences, two art classes and leadership. Quite a busy day preparing—especially for someone who hasn’t had any contact with certain sciences since college.
And then there’s the book that’s due in two weeks.
Yes. The book.
I’m working on it diligently. I’ve found that I can write 500-700 words on the morning commute to school, which is 60 miles away from my house. The drive home is not so productive, because my husband and I need to discuss our day (he’s the Math Department). But once I get home, I settle at the table and try to put out some words. If I don’t change jobs or anything, I should be able to make deadline, but it’ll be tight.
Wish me luck.
Harlequin Superromance author Jeannie Watt lives in rural Nevada and writes fast-paced, character driven stories set in the western United States. To find out more about Jeannie and her books, please visit her website.