Oh, I can't believe it put that button in the middle of the text. Gosh darn it.

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I just wanted to say how much I loved this. I'm a writer (you won't have read my stuff, it's ok, most people haven't, the joys of the midlist, etc) and I've often felt a disconnect between what I've been able to get published and what I think of as my own voice. I have to put on a voice to get published to a certain extent.

Reading that back, it sounds very "woe is me," and really l get it, I got fucking published. I won the lottery I always wanted to enter as a kid. Thirteen-year old me (admittedly long since in the rearview) is goddamn giddy. This is a very minor complaint. And also, I get that this is the gig: finding the publishable part of what you can do, the intersect between what you can write and what people want to read. BUT the search for a way to make something that feels more completely myself has been a large part of my writing journey for the past few years, and this piece, and the ideas in it about voice, and the evolution of voice, and the idea that voice and authorial identity can shift and slip and slide all felt very relevant and resonant. So (the short version of all this): thank you.

Also, for what is worth, I loved Angelmaker to absolute pieces.

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