I have never been asked this question and had never thought about it, but she answers it beautifully. My favorite line is, “Sometimes I enter a flow state and write a few thousand words without stopping to let my mind take a breath […]” I love when that happens!
by Meg Dowell
When you’re a writer, people–writers and non-writers alike–ask you a lot of questions.
They ask you where your ideas come from. How you get so much writing done in a day (or why you don’t). If you think you’ll ever be as successful as [insert their favorite author here].
For me, the hardest question to answer–possibly the most terrifying question anyone has ever asked me–has nothing to do with my ideas. I have a few theories about those.
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