Writing is lonely. The act itself often requires you to separate yourself from this world, and plug into another. You spend hours in front of the keyboard, trying to make the words on the screen as good as the words in your head. Rejection is the norm. And even the most supportive of friends and family often don’t understand the time, the needs and little rituals that are required.
I’m not saying it’s because they interviewed here, but there’s no underestimating how much influence I have with the HWA voters.
RW: Steve is very easy to work with. He’s what New Englanders call ‘wicked smart’, has a great sense of humor and is as down to earth as anyone I know.