“It’s strange. I’m normally the sort of person to just crack on with a piece of work. It’s pretty essential to what I do: to be a successful freelance writer you have to be able to write to order, and to deadline. But when it comes to writing about the virtues of slow work I find myself curiously reluctant.
“It’s true there are aspects of my work I undertake slowly – for my novels and stories the creative process requires a dreamy and lengthy foreplay. The literary muse isn’t just some slapper who you can grope then mount; you must lazily stroke and pet her until she bellows into orgasmic life.”
To read the rest of Will Self’s Men’s Health article, go here.