Author Archives: Theodora Goss

Loving the Work

Recently, I wrote the following: The one thing you can always count on in life is your work. If you’ve found true, good work to do, it will always be there for you. If you put it aside for a … Continue reading

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Reevaluating Your Values

There’s nothing quite like burnout to make you reevaluate your values. Depression can do it, but depression is a more passive state, I’ve found. Depression makes you sad. Burnout makes you angry. It makes you blazing mad, like a hot … Continue reading

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Dealing with Burnout

It took a long time for me to realize that I was burned out. It also took a long time for me to understand what burnout actually was. After all, I wasn’t depressed. I’ve been to depression, I know what … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Missing Doily

Where had the doily gone? You may not think this is an interesting question. After all, what is a doily? A small crocheted mat usually placed on a table, either to protect it from something, like a flower vase that … Continue reading

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Maybe Your Scale is Broken

I couldn’t figure out why I was gaining weight. I mean, I had recently been on a trip to New York for a reading. There, I had not eaten particularly well — cereal bars and yogurt with fruit on the … Continue reading

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How to Be Elegant

I hesitated to write this blog post, because its title implies both that I believe myself to be elegant, and that I think I can tell other people how to be so. And that’s not quite true . . . … Continue reading

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Writing as Myself

When I first talked to my agent as an agent, meaning about the possibility of working together, rather than just saying hello at some convention where we were both appearing on panels, he asked me whether I would ever write … Continue reading

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