Curiosity often inspires my writing. When my curiosity is piqued by situations and people acting and reacting the way they do, I turn to the page or computer screen. My writing becomes a placeholder and partner in conversation as I consider and make my own sense of the human condition. I truly love Sy Safransky's quote, "I'm looking for a writer who doesn't know where the sentence is leading her; a writer who starts with her obsessions and whose heart is bursting with love; a writer sly enough to give the slip to her secret police, the ones with the power to accuse and condemn in the blink of an eye. It's all right that she doesn't know what she's thinking until she writes it, as if the words already exist somewhere and draw her to them. She may not know how she got there, but she knows when she's arrived."