I’ve known how to write for a very, very long time. But knowing how to write doesn’t make you a writer, in the same way that knowing how to shoot a basketball doesn’t make you an athlete (although it took me quite a while to realize that).
The good news is that the semester is almost over. The bad news is that the closer to the end I get, the longer every minute lasts, the harder every task becomes.
Mo Yan looks as bored as I am.