Enjoy [the novelist's freedom] as it deserves; take possession of it, explore it to its utmost extent, publish it, rejoice in it. -- Henry James
It's the 4th of July weekend. What better time to give notice to the fact that we are able to express ourselves as we wish. It hasn't always been so and I am grateful for the fact that I can tell you what I think through this blog, in person, or in a public forum.
As a novelist, do as Henry James says... take possession of that freedom, explore it, publish it and rejoice in it.
Happy 4th of July!