The story was such that I couldn't make a graceful ending and then make a graceful new beginning. I could have, but I didn't want to. So, it isn't the most graceful way of writing a story. This new story is, I think, is pretty good stuff. I'm pleased with it anyway.
More Quotes from Jack Vance:I never made lots of money at it, but I sold enough.
But, for instance, when I was awfully young, I read all the Oz books. They were an enormous influence on me.
I worked for half a cent a word. I'm not a fast writer to begin with, so for the first few years I had do other things.
As I mentioned, I was a carpenter for a time.
I never worked in an office in my life.
It seems to limit you; when you're working in an office, you're a creature in a small cell under somebody's supervision and surveillance.
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