Kevin Larimer, editor of Poets & Writers, the essential professional magazine for literary writers, gave me a good pep talk in his editor’s note in the July/August issue. He notes that writers, including me, sometimes apologize for how long it took to write something or how they stumbled along the way, and insists that “writing is messy,” and no excuses are necessary. You can read his note here. The interview with me he mentions is conducted by Peter Ho Davies, distinguished award-winning fiction writer and old friend. It’s not available online, but you can get it at good bookstores, and you can see the terrific website here.