While I’ve been writing my novel (over the past five years), people have said things to me like, “You’ve been writing that book forever. Isn’t it ready yet?” and, “Oh, you still haven’t finished that novel then.” They look at me sympathetically as if they believe I’m not good enough to have finished a novel, or because they think I’m procrastinating and not motivated enough to finish, or because they imagine me sitting at my laptop crying and wondering why I can’t write a book. Read More

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