The difference between people who believe they have books inside of them and those who actually write books is sheer cussed persistence – the ability to make yourself work at your craft every day – the belief even in the face of obstacles that you’ve got something worth saying.
People say I’m not good at writing about men. My dad left when I was 16. Give me a break. I’m doing the best I can.
Money is a tremendous advantage in just about everything but in terms of reproduction if you’re a poor woman and you are infertile it’s like too bad so sad. And if you are a wealthy woman you can kind of buy whatever you want.
I’m not cut out to be a famous person I can’t do my hair and makeup well enough.
I don’t write literary fiction – I write books that are entertaining but are also I hope well-constructed and thoughtful and funny and have things to say about men and women and families and children and life in America today.