Work in Progress will be on official hiatus until mid-November.
(Speaking of November, don’t forget my favorite Thanksgiving stuffing recipe, found here!)
NC-area novelist and writer Leslie Pietrzyk on the creative process and all things literary.
In addition to struggling with the difficult emotional content, Pietrzyk said that she also found herself questioning whether or not her grief was enough in comparison to other people’s trauma and grief. In the end though, Pietrzyk said though it may be selfish to write about one’s own grief, that’s fine. “Grief is universal…and yet it’s utterly individual,” Pietrzyk said. Pietrzyk avoids sentimentality in her stories through self-reflexive humor though.