The past couple of days, during my lunch-hour re-reading of the manuscript for my Smith bio, occasional phrases have jumped out as sounding particularly like… me.

I love it. I’ll be reading along, thinking, “Well, anyone could have written this,” and then I’ll come to one of those phrases, and I think, “Hey, I wrote this!”

Trouble is, they’re a little too occasional, so when I get around to revising, I’ll need to make sure those moments aren’t quite so few and far between. Maybe I’ll just cut everything that’s not so distinctive, and turn this from a middle-grade biography into a few dozen lines of free verse.