Stephen Dixon responds:
I ask myself that all the time. Before I write.
After I write. In my sleep. When I wake up.
But never, it seems, while I write. Then
I just write. It’s a question that remains a question. I
never answer it or even try to. It can
only hurt my writing. And if I didn’t write, what
would I do? That’s not an answer.
Stephen Dixon’s 14th collection of short stories, What Is All This?
published in softcover in June, 2012, by Fantagraphics Books.
Fantagraphics will publish his 16th novel, His Wife Leaves Him
, this May.