Tiffany's Epiphanies: It's More Important to Be Fresh Than Original

There is no such thing as a new idea, only new writers, Mark Twain famously said. My dear friend and fellow author Veronica Chambers reminded me of this when I was particularly panicked about the "originality" of my book. You see, people have been talking about women, work, relationships, and the ability to "do it all" for decades. The Second Shift first broke the ground. But Veronica reminded me that you can't compare yourself to other works or other people -- what you bring to the concept is what makes it fresh and unique.