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  • Honored I am to be part of the terribly terrific Past Ten.

    Past Ten is indeed terribly terrific. It is also terribly moving and I am in some terribly fine company. So, please do check it out. Thanks. Excerpt? Of course.

    "I definitely had this narrative for you.

    I was going to say something such as, it is not much to say that I had never published a book as of February 22, 2007, but I was less than a month away from my debut novel Lucky Man coming out, March 15, 2007 to be exact.

    I had also been writing for around 10 years at that point.

    I had two children.

    I had a 9-5 job.

    I was always overwhelmed, but I was managing.

    And all of that is true.

    I was also going to say that so many of the things I wanted during the ten years prior to February 22, 2007 started then. And that the 10 years since has been unique, a life filled with small successes and lots of cool shit. Published books. Meeting writers I admire. Speaking opportunities.

    All of which fit neatly into a narrative I was, and have been, cranking out in my head both before, and during, the conception of this piece.

    It's just that, while this is one possible narrative, and while I tell it to myself a lot, it overlooks a lot as well."