Writing is a party, and all parties come to an end.

by Todd Foley

“Writing fiction is a solitary occupation but not really a lonely one. The writer’s head is mobbed with characters, images and language, making the creative process something like eavesdropping at a party for which you’ve had the fun of drawing up the guest list. Loneliness usually doesn’t set in until the work is finished, and all the party-goers and their imagined universe have disappeared.” – Hilma Wolitzer