Monday, December 12, 2011
One More Day!
Back in 2003, I met a young man at a ball game. He bore a startling resemblance to my Soul Mate, and since I'm a (cough) happily married woman, I controlled my urge to openly ogle him. I had taken my kids to baseball practice, and decided to watch the girls' softball game while I waited.
Imagine my surprise when Mr. Hotness came up the bleachers and sat beside me, talking to the Math teacher in front of me. I wondered if he was the boyfriend of one of the softball players; a teacher; or just a student. Since I knew the Math teacher, I felt comfortable listening to their conversation.
And that's when the conversation turned to educational standards. Mr. Hotness mentioned he'd taught in Florida; great! This made him a colleague, since I worked at the school. I asked him what part of Florida he was from, and the answer?
Oooooohhh! My summer home! I mentioned my connection to the area, and we had a wonderful conversation. And then reality set in.
"Mom? Can I have some money for the concession stand?" My eight-year-old daughter tugged at my sweatshirt.
I told her to go find her father and turned back to the two men.
But he refused to talk to me after that. I spent the rest of the time watching the game silently drooling over his profile until it was time to leave.
Fast-forward to October.
I'm now five months pregnant with my youngling. I was looking for my son's Social Studies classroom and walked into the wrong one. The teacher took me across the hall and there was Mr. Hottie! I literally spent the next few minutes listening to him rave about my son while half my brain was screaming to lock the door and have my way with him! I left that conference praying I sounded like a coherent adult parent instead of a raving hormonal teenager with her first crush!
Fast-forward again to October 2007:
I had decided to try NaNoWriMo for the first time and the authors I was chatting with on a daily basis encouraged me to spice up my sex scenes. I decided to fictionalize the above scenario at the ball field and imagine what would have happened if I was single and he was interested:)
I sent off the first few pages to see if the heat level was 'hot' enough; the answer a resounding 'YES! Keep going!'
And so Teacher's Pet was 'born'.
So there's the story behind the story; come back tomorrow for an excerpt and release day party info!