As someone who has faced as much disappointment as most people, I’ve come to trust not that events will always unfold exactly as I want, but that I will be fine either way.
It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.
You’re a reader as well as a writer, so write what you’d want to read.
Having a child, that’s always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child.