How do you find the time for all the projects you are working on?
Well, there’s no real magic to it - I just work hard. It’s not like it’s a chore because I like it - and if I didn’t do it it just wouldn’t get done and I’d be left feeling I wished I’d done it. Plus I actually like working on a few things at once - it keeps them all interesting and bits of my subconscious just take care of things on projects in the back of my mind. Then when I go to work on them my brain has already done some of it for me — my PC is still just single processor — I wonder if I got a dual core one it would do this kind of thing for me…
I’m good at making minutes count too - and they add up.
What will your next book be about?
It'll be about the same kind of world, themes, concerns, with characters not too distant from those in Photocopies of Heaven, but it will be a novel.
Do you have a working title for the novel?
Yes I do, though I don’t want to jinx it by mentioning it just yet.
When do you think you will be submitting it for publication?
Maybe another 18 months. I think I’d like to finish it before I show it to a publisher.
How long do you think it will take you to write the novel?
From start to finish it’ll be about two and a half years. It’s slow going when I’m working on so many other things at once.
What would you say has been your most significant achievement as a writer?
To have been self-employed for over 10 years, and counting — and not to have had my credit card re-possessed. It might sound not much, but trust me, it's a lot harder than it sounds.
How did you get there?
I work hard, I schmooze, and I never stop learning and being interested in stories and storytelling.