I think that if I didn’t have this outlet–which allows me to focus and have an ongoing passion–I would go crazy too. Whatever book I’m writing often becomes the organizing principle for my days–it’s what I think about from morning to night. The book becomes the country where I live. Without it, I might go insane. That’s why vacation time is often really hard for me.
Samuel Park answering a question on Caroline Leavitt’s blog.