Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Not a lot of people know this, but if you've read my books, you'll see it...I'm a speed whore.

I love it when things go fast. I love a loud, roaring engine. The wind zipping past, whipping at my hair, and the smell and feel of a gently worn in leather jacket against my cheek. And most of all, I love it when you combine chrome and steel with 3000 cc's and 147 lbs-ft of torque.

I've been writing about this in my latest book, wanting to get it just right, because for me there's not too many things like the exhileration of riding on a bike.

Tell me, what's that thing that you write directly from the heart? The thing you know you could describe with such precision and detail, bring to life so completely, because it lives inside you?

(By Monster1000 at fr.wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia Commons)