I am reserved by nature, am always then red faced and surprised when people want to know more about me. "How do you write? What is your process?" The question gets posed and has been posed here again so I will tell you in short, for me, writing is - as Edison said of work and genius - in general 5% inspiration and 95% drugs. No, I mean 95% perspiration. I write everyday, 365 days a year. I get up ridiculously early - don't ask - go for a run, come home, shower and write. And write. I wrestle my ideas to the ground, get thrashed about, bruise my knees and bloody my head. I don't ever quit. I respect the process and learn from it, even now, after all these years. Temporary People went though many many drafts. I had an idea what I wanted to write, but getting there is not linear. I just rely on faith (not religious faith but real faith) and no sleep and forge on. I don't ever go "diminishing returns" on the entire novel or story, am aware of not beating a dead horse, but if a passage or chapter isnt working I labor until I figure out why. In short, it is never the muse I wait on, but just the old fashioned nose to the grindstone and even on the worst of days, I remind myself there is nothing in the world I would rather be doing.