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Contacts — that’s what agents are all about. The way books are sold, publishers and agents are almost all in New York, all in like a five-square-block area. The agents and editors all know each other, and once a week they go out to lunch with an editor from each publisher and pitch books to them. The idea of an agent is as a go-between, which I kind of resent on principle — the idea of a go-between. I can see why they exist; so that the publisher doesn’t have to sift through the piles of crap. The agent does it for him.
Interview Chapter 2 I heard that and it made sense. That’s what I go for. A good interview is not a situation of a lower person sitting wide-eyed before a star. A good interview is a collaboration between peers. What is your philosophy on life? It changes. My life has a definite character arc. I read this book called Zen Guitar, which blew my mind. It made me reconsider and examine everything in my life. I started corresponding with the author, Phil Sudo, but then he got cancer. I ended up interviewing him three weeks before he died.
I slept 51⁄2 hours last night and got up and wrote this half of this chapter this morning. I’m gonna finish up and go back to sleep. I’ve written about 2,000 words (the curious number of words being exactly 2,345 words to be exact) this morning. That’s 2 percent of the final book (judging from a word count of approximately 100,000 words in the first two books of this series). Two percent of a book written in one sitting. About two hours. I just earned the right to go back to bed. And it is Christmas day.