"I am a writer."

Richard Lewis, author of The Demon Queen,  on being a writer:

I don’t know if the current economic migraine dooms this novel or not, but I find myself curiously indifferent, even if I was thinking somewhat commercial as I wrote it. I’m a writer. That’s what I do, what my lovely wife encourages me to do (and as my young daughter once said to a friend about me, “Oh, don’t mind my dad. He’s not really grumpy, he’s just writing.”) I’m most happy when I’m unhappily writing. Writing is an exercise in a state of sustained dissonance. Yeah, sometimes I get in that much ballyhooed “zone” where scenes and words come as a babbling brook of blessing from the big beyond, but I don’t get too excited about it, because I know there is always the revision. For example, hunting down silly alliterations.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).

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