Our trip to the east coat has been extended due to a family emergency, and my deadline for my magazine piece is Monday.
Figuring out time to interview people (especially since there’s a three-hour time difference between me and the people I’m interviewing) and write coherent thoughts when I’m surrounded by kids and exhausted has been a challenge. Thankfully the main story is nearly complete, but I haven’t started writing the sidebar. I have lots of notes, but no real cohesion or outline for what I’m going to write. I know it will come together somehow.
Writing on someone else’s terms has its pros and cons. I’m counting on the magic of deadline pressure.