Ulterior Motive

I am a writer. I need readers. I’m trying to publish a book.

Writers must learn this word, “platform,” which most of them hate but which agents and publishers love. Platform is the number of readers whom you have before you publish the book, which to us writers is kind of a contradiction in terms.

The current working title of this book is: Ideals and Disasters: A Spiritual Journey Through The Peace Corps and Parenthood. I started out wanting a much easier religion than Orthodoxy but a shooting reordered my life in a hurry. I joined the Peace Corps intending to be Supervolunteer but soon discovered there’s a reason the world is so hard to save. Having a baby would be work, I knew, but I had no idea how hard peek-a-boo would be when your baby lives in a plastic spaceship.

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