So, last week I tried something I’d never tried before. I have a manuscript that has slowly swollen from a collection of short stories to a “composite novella” to a novel of intertwining perspectives. Back when it was still novella-sized, I contacted a literary agent who had liked my work before, to ask her if […]
I probably shouldn’t admit this in public, but here goes: I am the worst-read fiction writer you have ever met. In my defense, it’s not because I’m lazy or don’t enjoy fiction. It’s the opposite: I enjoy fiction too much. I get sucked into the world of the novel; I can’t put it down, and […]
Is the cost of letting ourselves hope really that much worse than the cost of preventing the disappointment?