Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A New Life

I'm wondering if the new life might be a non-writing one. People who don't write seem so contented about it. Perhaps I will get nails manicured and take care of wardrobe. Take ballroom dancing or gourmet cooking lessons. Finish War and Peace--or rather, the middle section, because I have read the beginning and the end. There might be so many better things to do with my time than writing, thinking about writing, organizing writing, trying to publish writing. One could paint wooden dolls.

It's hard to escape one's destiny though, small as it may be. Renata Adler wrote, "I wonder who are those women picking through garbage cans at two in the morning. I think they are writers who don't write."


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