Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.
It's interesting to leave a place, interesting even to think about it. Leaving reminds us of what we can part with and what we can't, then offers us something new to look forward to, to dream about.
There's a lot to be said for doing what you're not supposed to do, and the rewards of doing what you're supposed to do are more subtle and take longer to become apparent, which maybe makes it less attractive. But your life is the blueprint you make after the building is built.
Writing is the only thing I've ever done with persistence, except for being married.
Fear and hope are alike underneath.
My job is to have empathy and curiosity for things that I've never done. Also, I'm a person whom people talk to.
I had a Tourette's period. And obsessive compulsive disorder. Things would get in my brain that I couldn't get out of my brain.
Happiness for me is getting to write about the most important things I know.
Reading is probably what leads most writers to writing.
The ways in which things are superficially similar but also distinct is interesting to me.
I have a theory... that someplace at the heart of most compelling stories is something that doesn't make sense.
I haven't scoured Dixie out of my voice. But I don't think that the books that I have written... have really in any way been Southern in character.
That said, being dyslexic, I wasn't a great reader when I was kid.
Writing never came naturally and I still have to force my hand to do it.
In order to write novels for a living - it's not pathological, but I do think and worry and brood and fidget about stuff that I'm working on.
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