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The Postscript: Worth waiting for


Last updated 12/15/2021 at 10:05am

Yesterday I bought a Christmas tree at the hardware store. I thought it was a good day to do it both because I'd heard the rumors of Christmas tree shortages and because it would keep me away from my email for more than an hour — a near record in the last two weeks.

No one tells you, when you start writing, that it involves a lot of waiting. I have sent the manuscript of my first novel off to someone, and it feels as if 30 minutes or so should be plenty of time to read 300 pages. It doesn't seem to work that way. So I'm waiting and, while I do, I'm remembering all the times in the past...

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