Over the years, I’ve had the incredibly good fortune of interviewing many of the most widely-read novelists on the planet. I often (but not always) ask certain questions of each author. One of my favorites is: What do you love about the writing life?
Here are excerpted answers from some highly acclaimed writers.
Robert Crais: What I love about the writing life–despite the bad days when I have to force my way through–is when I’m there ‘in the moment,’ when what’s happening on the page is real and true and good; and I’m there with Elvis Cole or with Joe Pike or with Maggie and Scott, and I’m in complete touch with my emotions. That’s when things come together and may burst into something I hadn’t necessarily planned. There’s no better feeling. That’s what it’s all about. ~Talking about his novel, The Promise