Life Gets in the Way
So Peace Cottage is coming out in 18 days, and do you know what I’m thinking about? Colleges, and which one my daughter will choose in the next few weeks. Perhaps this is good timing, because I’m not thinking about whether my book will bomb or not. Instead, I’m thinking about financial aid packages and travel distance and whether or not the college food is good. My daughter is intuitive and needs that “right fit.” I’m hoping that Peace Cottage is the right fit for thousands of women–wouldn’t that be wonderful? But there are other things vying for my brain time. Like getting my sister’s old English bike retrofitted. Cleaning up the back yard and washing the windows on the first floor of our house. And yes, one more college trip. Can’t you see how jumbled I am right now? I’m learning that this is the real life stuff of being an author. You can’t write in a controlled environment if you have a family, a full-time job, homework for graduate school, and laundry to do. Thoughts for books come in and out of filling bike tires and taking the dog out. It’s amazing to me how anyone gets a book written, really. I think that writing and finishing a book involves magic of a good sort. Because when I wrote Peace Cottage, life got in the way.