It has long bothered me that motherhood is so often framed as a tale of sacrifice. When I was working on my book, the novelist Nicky Singer – who mentored me with such generosity and perspicacity that she became my ‘Book Mama’- informed me that mother-child stories always end in sacrifice. I didn’t want to believe it…
Art and Care
I am wondering how to keep going, what stories I can find to help me, and if there is a less exhausting, worrisome way to move on in the aftermath of publication.
“What is it actually about?” Nicky asked me. We were in her study. The room of a real writer, I thought. She handed me a piece of paper with a list on it. “You have four choices,” she said. “You can only pick one.”