Author Paul Verhoven’s first novel, A Girl in the City, has been a bestseller since its publication in 1996.
Now he’s turned his attention to the next best-seller list.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Verhoev discussed the process of writing and the best-selling novels he’s written.
What was the process?
Paul Verhooven: There are a lot of ways to do a novel.
There are different approaches.
There is a very good book I wrote a couple of years ago called The Boy with the Dragon Tattoo.
I did it very fast.
I had a huge amount of pressure on me.
And I tried to make it very easy.
And that was really hard.
So, I started to do that very fast and really focused.
It’s a very slow process.
The only way to do this is to get into the writing.
It has to be the same thing every time.
You have to be very disciplined, and you have to have patience.
And the same is true of your editor.
You must have the same level of attention that you would for a movie.
And you have no time to waste.
And also you have a really good publisher and a good editor.
So I had to take a very, very deliberate approach.
But that is one of the ways to make a book.
So you have different methods.
And there are also other ways, I guess, to write a novel than just having to write.
You don’t have to write in a certain way.
So that’s the process, you know.
It takes a lot more time.
But the process is very important.
What I want to do now is to make the best book I possibly can, and then to put it out there and try to sell it.
It can be very good.
The thing is that I’ve done a lot with the same style of writing, which is very, really slow, and I’ve made my way into the bestseller list, and that’s why I’m writing.
And then I’m going to try to make another book with the very same style.
But I don’t want to stop.
The way I see it, I want the best books.
What’s the next step?
If I make another one, it won’t be a very long book.
But it’ll be more like an hour or two.
What if I make a third one, I might be making it into a book, maybe into a movie?
You know, that’s not very likely.
I mean, you’re writing for the sake of writing.
You’re not writing because you want to have fun, you’ve got a great idea, you want it to be a success.
And so, the more time you put in, the better your book is going to be.
It won’t get published, but it will get made into a film.
It will get a sequel.
It’ll get a third book.
And it will be really good.
And eventually it will reach the level where you’re saying, “I wish I could do this longer, but I can’t.”
I’m not sure if I can do this.
Is that what you’re thinking?
Paul, what about the next book?
You can’t stop writing.
If you stop writing, you can’t get a book published.
What can you do? I don