Well, that's what I used to think and it is what a lot of aspiring novelists think. And so, since I teach writing at the UCLA Extension School (yup, I'm in New England – I do it online), I blogged today on the UCLA Writers' Program
blog about what it feels like when those boxes arrive – and what you can look forward to!
On another note entirely: My review of a wonderful book, Farewell, Shanghai
just ran in the San Francisco Chronicle. Not crime fiction, but an exquisite, involving World War II story.