I admire people who can write stories and characters from scratch.
But I’m a self-referential writer.
I am always in the confession booth.
Methodists don’t go to Confession.
I should have been a Catholic.
But I became a writer.
When my angst has mellowed, when I’m not in conflict, when I don’t love to hear myself air my confusions, I’ll turn to a more useful and profitable occupation than writing fiction.
I don’t see that happening any time soon.