Writing about turn-of-the-century San Francisco (my current project, nearly finished) means I get to explore amazing old maps like this one.
How do you see the work that you did versus the work that you do?
GLASS: I don’t mean to give you a Zen koan, but the work I did is the work I know, and the work I do is the work I don’t know. That’s why I can’t tell you, I don’t know what I’m doing. And it’s the not knowing that makes it interesting.
[in New York Times Magazine, 10/07/12]
Sometimes people ask me how to write a novel while holding a full-time job in another field.
My answer: slowly.