Q: What’s a typical writing day like for you?
A: A typical day for me starts as soon as I get back from dropping my daughter off at school, about 9am. If I’m working on something I’ve been commissioned to write, then I write solidly straight on to the laptop, with a brief break for lunch, until about 2.30pm, picking it up again in the evening. If it’s something else, then a lot of that time is spent thinking or sketching notes, usually by hand. I always try to fit in a long walk in the middle of the day as well, no matter the weather — nothing gets the imagination working better.