Marylou Kelly Streznewski – author of Gifted Grownups: The Mixed Blessings of Extraordinary Potential – says in our interview:
“The creative process is so mysterious, and the muse comes and goes when she will.
“And we as writers all know the process of sitting in front of the piece of paper and nothing is happening, or what is happening is dreck, and you don’t really want to deal with it.”
“When you combine that with the challenges women face, it can be very difficult.
“Women often choose to create relationships, and this often means there is a pull, whether it’s two single people, or a marriage.
“I read an interview of Gloria Steinem , and she said she still suffers from what she called the ‘women’s malady’: the whole idea of knowing so much more about what other people want and need than what you need.
“And she said that was really the impetus that sent her into the women’s movement.
“I thought, if Gloria Steinem has a problem, no wonder I do,” she adds with a laugh.