While working on My Call to the Ring: A Memoir of a Girl Who Yearns to Box, my inner life often resembled the above photo by Lyla Willingham Lindquist. The writing life is a self-inflicted solitary pursuit, and it can be lonely at times.
Talk to me when I’m working, and I probably won’t hear you. I may nod yes or no, but I’m miles away. Most of the time, I’m following an unknown track and trying to figure out where it’s going.
If you’re in the New Orleans area this evening, I’d love for you to drop by and meet Deirdre Gogarty, a champion boxer who learned early to “be so good they can’t ignore you.”
We will be signing books, and Deirdre plans to demonstrate that women can box. Author Sonny Brewer will be there, too. And word has it—he’s bringing his guitar.
Hope to see you in the Garden District.