Thursday, May 08, 2008

How not to interview Donald Miller

I met one of my writing heroes today, Donald Miller. The interview went nothing like I thought it would. My goal was to ask pointed questions which would draw out pithy content pertinent to potential articles I had in mind.

It ended up, instead, more like a therapy session. I thanked him for writing To Own A Dragon, and told him I’d spent the last three years trying not to write about my experience, from a female perspective. Then told him I'd started a new career as an agent and felt like I'd been "divinely distracted" and relieved of my responsibility to write it. He laughed, then said “HA, you gotta do it anyway!” He has a great laugh. And very nice eyes.

Then I told him I was pissed off at him for stirring up the voice I’d managed to quiet. The one I’ve managed to drown out and bury while heading different directions with other projects.

He suggested I read the War of Art and get on with it.



suz said...

Yeah! A post from you! I am addicted to blogging {and reading other peoples blogs} and check yours now and then. You are so talented. BTW, I miss you and would love to meet for coffee some time.

TJ Brown said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you enjoyed the party and remember that cyber cookies are non fattening! COngrats on your new career!

Liz Babbs said...

Hi Sandra
I have an unofficial blog too. It's great fun.
Hey, you'd better not stop writing - judging by your blog you write beautifully.
All the best with your sanity as an least you're not having to manage me, so that should help!