1. I think I’m healthy! Am almost afraid to say that out loud. But I think I may truly be myself again, germ free.
2. I think I have started another book. This is a surprise to nobody but me, I think, but I’ll tell you, for a while I was near despair. I’d come up with an idea, a great scene or dilemma and within hours, I’d realize why it wouldn’t work. But after long talk with beloved agent and much soul searching, I seem to be writing. Slowly – but Jon assures me that many of my books have started this way. I’m thinking this is kind of like childbirth in that if I remembered how painful it could be, I’d never do it again.
3. Hilary Mantel has won the Booker Award. She’s my favorite writer and I’m thrilled!