This is one of those quotes that's both comforting and infuriating.
Comforting, because it totally tallies with my own experience. And I tend to assume that I'm crazy, or doing things wrong, and this was a big vote for You're-normal-like-other-writers-are-normal.
But infuriating too. Because it keeps coming true, and I don't want it to come true.
Frankly, I'd like to have a big splashy full life (think long dinner table outside surrounded by family and friends and huuuuge platters of food, Italian style), and a big splashy full writing career (a lot of published novels on the shelf, a lot).
I'm the kid at the candy counter saying, "I want two of each!! With extra chocolate!!"
I read writing memoirs and interviews with writers, trying to figure out how they do it, if they do it.Read More