Each new book is a tremendous challenge.
I had a connoisseur's... appreciation of fear.
If I planned everything out in advance, I'd expire of boredom.
Fear and I were old buddies, despite my best efforts to the contrary.
I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through.
I believe I encountered death, which was a bit too much for a seven-year-old.
I instantly chucked my academic ambitions and began writing fiction full-time.
Many fiction writers eventually want to feel that their work forms a single, unified entity.
An average working day begins at 8 or 9 am, includes an hour for lunch, and ends at 5 or 6 pm.
Everyone wants to get better as they go along, but sometimes it's all you can do to stay consistent.