If only

You could knit your way to a revision, making a book new with a set of needles and a skein of yarn. If only it were that easy, and life gave you this: instead of this: I've been struggling hard with the first 20 pages of this book, trying in this draft to get the …

How life changes

Was the title of an old, drafty blog I once kept, in which I tried to work through the forces that swept me along in my transition from professor of creative writing (how could you give that up? so many people asked) to critical care nurse (that sounds hard, what made you want to do …