Yesterday's post brought a letter from the office of Margaret Atwood, a delightful surprise indeed. I had written to Ms. Atwood to tell her about my (still unfinished) book and was very happy to receive a reply. I met her very briefly in Québec years ago while I was in uni one evening when she gave a talk at the Musée de la Civilisation. I remember someone asking her a question about her novel, The Handmaid's Tale, and how she replied that all the horrors inflicted on women in that book had actually happened in real life at some point in history, somewhere in the world.
Some days the editing of my own book feels like it is taking ages--especially since I can't help adding to it. If only there were more hours in the day so that I could be finished sooner! I am looking forward to sending Ms. Atwood a copy of my book.