I Tried to Use That Map-Thingy But I Couldn’t Find the Key to Turn It On.
April 30, 2014
I’m often asked the naive (yet well-meaning) question of, “What’s it like to be a writer?”
My response depends on my mood, and quite frankly the size of the audience. I was recently posed this query at a smaller venue. The girl was very sincere when she asked, “What’s it like to be a writer?”
Without missing a beat, I replied, “Honestly? It’s like being a cartographer in a world of GPS.”
She asked, “What’s a cartographer?”
I nodded, sadly, and said, “Well there’s the answer to your first question, kiddo, and I suggest Googling the second.”