I met the Pulitzer Prize author Anna Quindlen at a publishing event. She captured my attention as she talked about her career and work. She loved writing; wasn’t fond of the editing process…after all, every word was perfect…but gave kudos (and respect) to her editor for making her do the extra work that improved the story and pacing, or rounded out characters. I related to everything Ms. Quindlen shared. I’d found a kindred spirit who understood that being a writer was also about trying to become better one.