... to my American readers, a little bit in advance. We're off to the in-laws, then to see my mom. Posting will be sporadic, if it happens at all, for the next several days.
I hope everyone enjoys their turkey and has as little family discord as possible...but enough to keep things interesting. Me, I'm looking forward to the mashed potatoes. And the wine.
Mostly the wine.
If you don't feel that you are possibly on the edge of humiliating yourself, of losing control of the whole thing, then possibly what you are doing isn't very vital. If you don't feel like you are writing somewhat over your head, why do it? If you don't have some doubt of your authority to tell this story, then you are not trying to tell enough. --John Irving