Books are long. Even mine. You don't want to feel bad about them as you're writing them.
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On top of that, I'm pretty sick of working on the books by the time they're published.
There's a hundred million different ways of writing, and it takes you a long time to sort through that stuff. And I think it takes anyone a long time to find a voice.
I get excited about having finished a new book.
Even at the beginning of the 90s people in England stood on the terraces to watch British players who would almost certainly need a job of some kind when they retired.
Most of the work, the jokes and the observations and the smaller narrative episodes, come with the actual writing rather than with the preparation.
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If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs.