Last night my wife and I were discussing some wonderfully detailed feedback I had just received from an agent. This agent suggested that — between my nonfiction and my picture book manuscripts and the middle-grade novels I want to write — I might be just a bit too unfocused for this stage in my career.

Me: I just don’t want to get pigeonholed as “nonfiction.”

My wife: Why don’t you get pigeonholed as “published”?