It's really wonderful to have you here, I just did some reading about you and your work (got to you through Angie Cruz's page) and wanted to say, among other things, that I got my MFA at Columbia too -- how are things there? Hope you find this a supportive, productive place to be. We'll be doing some reorganization of the main page next week that should help make that much more true, so stay tuned.
"Hang in there, Lynn! I had many dark days when writing my first draft. I went back to the beginning a few times, I will admit, but I also forced myself to go forward and eventually finish it. Now, after much editing, I have a book I'm ready to…"
"Oops - hit that button by mistake...
I wanted to say thank you for writing this, and you are quite correct: beating myself up constantly for not being productive is not making things better, it is making them worse. And it certainly is not helping…"