‘My story mind seems to work most naturally at novel scale, but the problem with novels is that scale. Writing them is being like Michelangelo.’
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‘Writing fiction belongs more to the sleeping, than the waking world, so I try not to surrender myself to the day until I am finished.’
That first phrase or line is like a magnet drawing other words to it and they begin to gather, sometimes quickly, sometimes over years, but again have to be scribbled down before I forget them.
‘I think I would rather read the Shades of Grey trilogy that re-read one of my novels. Wait a minute, is that true? Yes, yes it is.’