The impetus behind going to graduate school was a year after graduating from college spent in Dallas working at the dog food factory and Bank America and not having met success in my chosen field which at that point was being an actress.
The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel Mississippi.
Some really good things kind of swing both ways and I like to see people that can swing really really really sad and horrible and terrible and really really really beautiful and funny.
What I loved about the acting class was that you got to think all day long about a person that wasn’t you and figure out why they were sad and what they wanted what they dreamed.