Depression is the world's most effective gaslighter.
We need dreams of all sizes to drive and sustain us. And we need connection, however tenuous, to get us through the here and now.
You remain what I needed you to be: a solid foundation for everything I still want to do with your characters.
Your exhaustion doesn't matter. Your bitterness, your sense of unfairness, your wish for the universe to be something other than it is--none of that matters. You're not playing "the only way to win" anymore. You never were. You're playing "the only way to not lose horribly and catastrophically."
I thought I was a hopeless naif going into all this, but really the most naive thing I did was allow myself to keep believing that.
With apologies to all of the great religious figures in history: turn the other cheek, my ass.
One of the things that comes from not being famous is that nobody ever asks you about the things you want to talk about the most. I've got a couple of prime promo slots for this book--one on Mary Robinette Kowal's MY FAVORITE BIT, one on John Scalzi's BIG IDEA, and a nice interview on … Continue reading About That Book…