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The Proper Care and Feeding of Writers : Writers Retreat Specials for NHWP Members

on Thu, 02/16/2017 - 21:31

The Proper Care and Feeding of Writers

By Jessica Lourey

In 2006, I found myself across my dining room table from a reporter for Minnesota Monthly, a journal with a readership of over 200,000. May Day, my first mystery, had just been published. The reporter wanted to know how I balanced it all—full-time teaching job, single mom of two kids under age 10, writing two books a year.

“As a writer, I have no social life, and I don’t shower on weekends,” I said, joking/not joking.

The reporter laughed.