I am interviewed on Planetary Defense Command.
Misha Burnett asked me to meet him at this riverboat casino. I’m taking shallow breaths to protect my lungs from cigarette smoke, but my sense of smell is shot. I can’t pick out sounds over the musical ringing and dinging of slot machines. I’m down two senses – is this a trap? I spot Misha, who seems oblivious to the smoke, noise, and commotion surrounding him. Maybe he’s a little too calm. I look down at my pad of paper, and scratch out half of my questions. I want to get out of here.
Misha, many people daydream about writing a novel, but never write anything. What was it that pushed you over the edge?
I think that most people who talk and daydream about writing do write, at least some. It’s finishing a novel that is comparatively rare. I estimate that I started on forty or fifty novels…
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