Marion Dane Bauer
Little Cat's Luck
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Life is a gift.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I would love to be able to sing and to draw, to do carpentry and to fix a motor, but I have to be content with playing with words.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I've made lots of misteps in my life, but there isn't much I regret, because all brought me to this moment.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Running out of stories I want to write . . . but it doesn't seem to be happening.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Emotional honesty, openness, empathy.
November 11, 2015I wrote last time about revision, and I’ll return to revision here. It’s one of my favorite topics, because revision is one of my favorite activities.
November 11, 2015I love being an old lady. I love the gifts age brings every single day.
This is what rising to an old-lady day looks like: I am first up, and I motion our two little dogs into action. They tumble down the stairs ahead of me, eager for a brief encounter with the back yard, then breakfast. And while they are rejoicing in their own routine, I slip into mine: emptying the dishwasher, straightening the house, making coffee and carrying it to my partner, showering.
October 14, 2015I sold a book yesterday. Well, not yesterday-yesterday. I’m writing this in August, trying to clear uncluttered space for the longer project I’m working on, so I sold the book in my yesterday, not yours.
Not sold-sold, either. No contract. That will be months away. Certainly no advance. More months. But an e-mail to my agent saying the editor “LOVES” what... see more