There were so many times, during the writing of this novel, when I turned to a note I had written myself, and reminded myself of why I was doing this. There were so many times when my own fears of my own inadequacies in dealing with the subject matter just rose up to overwhelm me. And then I remembered – love is stronger than fear… and if all I was afraid of was exploring and reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to truly love, then I needed a reality check.
Look, it’s a little weird to be quoting myself, so please, go and read the interview. Meanwhile, think nice thoughts of me: I am home and eating avocados. And watermelon. At almost every meal.