Leslie Knope is My Life Coach

In honor of Parks and Recreation‘s series finale, I wrote a piece for PopGurls.com about how awesome lady Leslie Knope got me through the enormous challenge and adventure of writing the Joss Whedon biography:


Mark: Honestly, Leslie, it’s going to be a long uphill battle. You are going to be super-annoyed with all the people who want you to fail. There is a sea of red tape, endless road blocks. So, yeah, I don’t know. I don’t know.

Leslie: Screw it. I’m gonna try to do it anyway.* 

In all states of logic, I should not have gotten this project. There were far more qualified people, I’m sure. But *I* was the one that was picked, and I need to remember that.

It’s been a short, uphill battle — and one that I often feel like I’m doing alone. Lots of red tape and whoa, with the road blocks. But I’m still here, still muddling through. And I am not giving up.


Read it here: Leslie Knope is My Life Coach