I write every morning as soon after first light as

possible. There is no one to disturb you and it

is cool or cold and you come to your work and

warm as you write. You read what you have written

and, as you always stop when you know what is

going to happen next, you go on from there. You

write until you come to a place where you still

have your juice and know what will happen next and

you stop and try to live through until the next

day when you hit it again. It’s a never ending cycle.


Paraphrases from George Plimpton’s Interview of Ernest Hemingway.