1. Jess, what is your typical day like?
First of all, I am twice retired. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement and retired as police detective sergeant. Then I worked for a life insurance company before “retiring” for good.
My wife, Liz, and I live on a four acre mini-farm in Eastern Washington State. We own three horses and have a small apple orchard. These along with many other activities keep us busy.
However, I try to write from three to five hours daily. Ideally, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. Before, after and in between those hours I am doing chores around the property. My wife, a retired science teacher, was raised on a cattle ranch and probably does more work than me.
In addition to my writing at home, I usually spend two-three hours twice a week writing in (more…)