When do you write normally?
I mean, is it up at night?
Oh yea, it’s at night
When I quit the post office, you know, I used to go to work at 6:18 PM
So I would look at the clock, it’d say 6:18 PM, I’d sit down on the typewriter and I’d start typing
But it was much more joyful because I had a drink, or a cigar, with the radio on
It was a better job, much better
So, did you work every night?
No – to begin with, yea, I was petrified, I thought I couldn’t make it, y’know
I was gonna be a professional writer
So, there was a lot of fear there, I have to admit
Because I didn’t have any money, and um
I had to write a lot of dirty stories for the sex magazines
To get money so I could write the other stuff
So, the stories later became famous, these sex stories
That I was writing for a buck, y’know
And they’re all published?
Yea, and they got published in – as real literature
Oh, real literature?
Well see, all I wanted was sex in a story
So what I tried to do was put sex in and put the real thing around it
So – well, they had to have sex, so
If I write a story, and somewhere, I’d just drop in some sex, y’know
Then I’d go telling my story
And where would you get your inspiration?