Q: How is your writing schedule different when you are at your summer home in Scotland? Do you write the same things? During the same times?
J: My writing time in Scotland is dictated by where we are going… or if we are going anywhere interesting. I need to be in a quiet place with my computer in order to write. If we are headed to–say–Orkney or a castle, there will be no writing util we are back home. Or back in a hotel or hostel. But I will take notes as we go along if a story or poem comes to me. Not everything I write in Scotland is about Scotland. Often I save bits and pieces and write a story or poem when I am back in the States.