I've been rereading Tillie Olsen's Silences and Woolf's A Room of One's Own in preparation for teaching them in my creativity honors class. The timing is perfect because I'm trying to get into a more regular writing routine while FIT is on spring break. And these women remind me how essential it is not to give up, even though the odds are very, very discouraging.
I particularly love this quotation from Margaret Walker:
People ask me how I find time to write with a family and a teaching job. I don't. . . . It is humanly impossible for a woman who is a wife and mother to work on a regular teaching job and write.
OK, so that's my problem. Here's to doing the impossible!