First, let me apologize for my long absence and dearth of new posts. I have been in Ireland (twice) for a family emergency and bereavement (my Dad). As much as I love and feel comfortable in the blogosphere, I feel equally sure that this format would never do justice to my late father's industry, resilience, honesty and humor. So I will not write about his death or his legacy here. Speaking of resilience, I retuned to the U.S. to find this article by Abraham Verghese ("Cutting for Stone") in the Washington Post My fellow author, Carolyn Bornstein sent it to me. Thank you.
Abraham Verghese, author of ‘Cutting for Stone,’ describes his writing life
I write by stealing time. The hours in the day have never felt as if they belonged to me. The greatest number has belonged to my day job as a physician and professor of medicine — eight to 12 hours, and even more in the early days. Lest it sound as if I resent my day job, I have to say that my day job is the reason I write, and it has been the best thing for me as a writer. Read the complete article here.