I live in Key West and was in process of signing up for the Key West Literary Seminar, which I've atteneded for many years. I happened to see an add for San Francisco Seminar and intuitively felt drawn to go for something totally new and different to match my totally new and different life. (divorced less than a year ago)
My style is breezy but deep, catch me if you can, readable on different levels. I strive to reach a wide audience, like Bugs Bunny cartoons-- kids love the obvious fun but there's always an ironic hook to keep more advanced minds engaged.
I'm working on a memoir about my legal same-sex marriage and divorce with transgendered partner. She's a book in her own self: a diagnosed narcissistic personality disorder, combat service-connected disabled vet of Vietnam, ob-gyn and surgeon making a million dollars a year working in a Catholic hospital while doing drag shows on the weekends, married three times before, once to a Hungarian countess with whom she fathered 2 children. She was my Auntie Mame and although she damaged me, I can never truly hate her--I understand her too well. We were together 20 years.
The most difficult aspect of writing for me is having the confidence that all the hard work that goes into it will pay off in the end. I get easily discouraged and doubt either my ability or my stamina (I have lupus, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, hashimoto's thyroid and a tendency to crash and burn) or the vagueries of the publishing world. But I'm learning to get over my big bad self and keep at it, one word at a time.
With a lot of help from my friends, and websites like this one.
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