My dad once asked me if all great writers were messed up? Drugs, depression, alcoholism, seem to be a theme in the bios of many of the anthologized writers. I laughed a little at the time, thinking to myself that I was probably a tad more crazy than anyone realized. I think a lot of the people I know feel this way.
Little did I know that three years later I would actually have moments that made me feel insane. The reality is that the disease I have (Lyme) does effect my mental capacity. So, rather than freak out about this, I have decided to embrace it and write more. Who knows, maybe the crazy will help with my writing. 😉
I am working on a short story right now, along with a few poems. I am pretty excited about both. BUT…the biggest news is that the talented and lovely Jill Alexander Essbaum will be writing one of the book jacket blurbs for Elemental. I met Jill at AWP and our kind of crazy just worked. Thank you, Jill for being one of the crazies like me.