What is your obsession as a writer?
Trying to stop myself from being so desperately aware that I’m a writer. Or maybe my obsession is figuring out how to pay for healthcare when my only income comes from being an Adjunct English Instructor. Or maybe it’s me obsessing over obsessing about the fact that I need to apply for my MFA like today but not doing it because writing new poems is better than putting old poems together in a packet with some stamps on it. Or maybe it’s watching the doctor try to figure out the right cocktail of medication so I don’t sleep nineteen hours in one day. Or maybe it’s trying to watch Felicity in its entirety as quickly as possible (a little over two weeks, I believe). Or maybe these aren’t my obsessions as a writer but my obsessions as me but I’m a writer so I think it fits.
At the Skylight Reading the bookstore person who was MC-ing it asked me and Kate afterwards what our process was like. And I was like, half-jokingly "Well I used to wake up at dawn and write for five hours or I wasn't complete, but now I lay around all day and watch stuff on my computer like Pretty Little Liars." But oh Felicity. I LOVED Felicity.
Now I have to go bang out this motherfucking outline if it's the last thing I do.