I also like the whole idea of fairy tales and folk tales being a woman's domain, considered a lesser domain at the time they were told.
You can try to take sorrow and make it into something enduring, meaningful and beautiful. I always feel guilty that this is my job, that I get to do this.
I don't really read as much as I used to. A lot of what I was looking for as an escape I find in writing. And the other thing is that I don't want to get into someone else's language when I'm working.
I think love is a huge factor in fiction and in real life. Is there a risk? Always. In fiction and in life.