Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Self Interviews

Martha Silano has an interview she did with herself up at Blue Positive. To me the most interesting question was what impact the economic crisis has had on her writing. Are you writing more or less?

I'm going to try the self-interview later this week. My favorite question of the ones Martha answered, after the economic crisis one: at what age did you decide to be a writer? Martha decided at age 9. So did I. I wrote a 100-page novel entirely based on Nancy Drew. I wonder how many of us were marked out early for this odd vocation. How many came to writing as to a religious conversion? With exaltation and the most peculiar certainty of having something worth saying.

Hope your holidays include some writing!