A. Try to write with humanity, understanding but never judging
A. honesty about oneself, compassion, a great and unique sense of humor
A. Having a son, Jonathan Kelly, who is beyond terrific (but I don't take credit for it; he gets the credit)
A. Completing the last sentence of the last paragraph of a book or article whose writing has meant a lot to me but has been hard...and then watching my favorite TV show with my fellow-author husband and getting a phone call from our son about his new professional triumph; then walking outside to one of the meadows I've created at our country home. And being grateful to be alive and making it through in the creative life I chose for myself.
A. I try to help people (making connectionsm etc.) and I'm pro-active