Chaos Fueled by Caffeine

Posted on June 1, 2015

There is a theme trending in these Military Writers Guild interviews — life. Not everyone has the luxury of sequestering ourselves away to make writing happen. At this point, I’m not so sure that would be a luxury at all. The precious time that we steal away to write make those words even more valuable. Perhaps that explains why we have to choke down our ego when we ask others to review our writing.

Jessica Scott’s own writing life is a refreshing recognition of this theme. She is an accomplished writer — a bestseller no less — an Army officer, a Veteran of the Iraq War, a graduate student, a mother, and a wife. As most can attest, each of those titles comes with many subtitles of their own — blogger (PBS Point of View and New York Times At War), commander, and softball coach among others. Twelve books later, she tries to find time to write if there is energy left over at the end of the day. 

If you are writing on the go, an expeditionary guerilla writer, or writing under a headlamp, you will be encouraged to keep those non-traditional writing routines by this interview.

Jessica, my wife is enjoying her autographed copy of Homefront!

Read our Military Writers Guild interview here: Chaos Fueled by Caffeine