Goodreads asked Jack L. Pyke:

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

Jack L. Pyke Being alone with that first draft of a novel. After tucking the kids in bed, leaving hubby to get some sleep, I go back downstairs, keep the lounge in darkness, then open my laptop and write in the quiet. There's just that soft "You and me, baby" feeling. Because once the draft's ready to be seen by betas, editors, copyeditors, and ultimately readers, with each step a clinical distance has to come in. But for that first draft, those few dark hours each night, my head and heart are never more closer to the pages, and for that first draft, I can let them rest there.

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