Friday, November 23, 2012

What do you do with the rest of your life?

Philip Roth, 79, no longer wants to read, talk about, or write fiction. In a recent interview in The New York Times he said,  “I can’t face any more days when I write five pages and throw them away.”

 Elmore Leonard, 87, who recently received the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, was quoted in Publishers Weekly as saying: ‘The only thing I’ve ever wanted to do in my life is have a good time writing stories, and this award tells me I’m still good at it.’”

No argument there.

You can join the conversation on the subject at Women of Mystery.

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