'I think of writing now, not in terms of addiction — although this can be tempting sometimes — but rather in terms of sexuality. As a child you fumble in its direction, then one day, suddenly, you go 'Oh'.'
'Niall Griffiths' advice was to turn it all around. He burst open the hole I'd dug for myself; suddenly, magically, there was light. Or there was once I'd got back home after having stopped to vomit in almost every lay-by on the length of the A470...'
'I used to plan. I don't plan now. Preconceptions are mostly impediments. The point of the process is to let the thing be, and that means endless trial and error.'