My first was, though I love eggplant, and I love chicken pot pie, but I don’t think I’ll ever put eggplant in chicken pot pie.
The second was, enough was enough.
So once the chicken pot pie was in the oven, I rejected Misbegotten from Mr. Editor Man (If you want to get things done…)
I have a picture of me, holding the manuscript in 2004 with my hair barely touching the tops of my ears. Now it’s half way down my shoulder blades.