It is 12:17 and I’ve been holed up in my room since 7:00 this morning.
Chris is working from home and since the kids are plenty big enough to take care of themselves, I have spent the morning writing my heart out.
Two more interviews and a weekend spent proofreading like crazy are all I have left before I turn the manuscript in to my editor on September 8th. Which, by the way, is our first day of school around here.
A few things I have learned during this process.
1.You have to get away from the center of the home if you are going to get any work done. When I had my desk downstairs, I kept stopping to put in a load of laundry, answer a question from a passing child, wash a dish or two or sweep up a large dust bunny that I saw out of the corner of my eye. (we have a lot of those around here lately.) Complete concentration is a must have and if locking yourself in your room for a day is the only way you can get it. So be it.
2. I love people. I love seeing the light in their eyes when they tell me how and why they got started farming, baking bread, growing flowers or raising chickens.
3. The people who quickly said “Yes” to being interviewed for my book without thinking about it, have the best stories to tell.
4. After this book is published, I want to do it again!