April 5, 2012
She emails me stories asking advice, and itís difficult to tell her she doesnít need it.
I gave her a book some time last year on how to do weekly journalism when she said she was a little over her head.
It seemed foolish then since her work is as good as mine is.
So what do you say to a person like that?
I send back suggestions and then notice that she has signed her email as ďcub,Ē something I didnít get at first.
I donít pretend to understand it.
Iím not the mentoring type, and her writing is so good it makes me want to compete Ė always a good thing.
It reminds me of college and the competition I felt there, and that time I was humiliated by Craig in a graduate level playwriting contest I got invited back to.
I was writing a sit com, Craig wrote a masterpiece Ė I had to sit through with head hung low.
It took me a year to write something itís equal.
I feel a little like that now, watching someone that challenges me.