Writer Jason Aaron (Scalped, Wolverine) has a regular column at CBR in which he talks about the process of writing. His latest instalment is a brief, but insightful, interview with fellow scribe Cullen Bunn. Bunn has risen to acclaim with his work on the Oni Press series, The Sixth Gun, and he tells Aaron about the daily life of a writer and what it took to get there. For most of us dreamers, it’s a good reminder of what it takes.
I think it’s kind of funny when I hear people say they have no time to write, but they also talk endlessly about the syndicated re-run they watched just last night for the umpteenth time. I also had to (painfully) say no to hanging out with friends, playing video games and going out to the movies. A couple of weeks ago I went to see a matinee movie and it was the first thing I’ve watched at the theater in years. Basically, I cut out almost every non-essential activity. I worked late into the night and I got up early before heading to work. At lunch, I skipped going out with co-workers and locked myself in my office and wrote. Did it get old? Oh, yeah. But I knew I was working toward something and I kept telling myself I could see the light at the end of the tunnel (even on — especially on — days that I couldn’t).
Read the whole interview here.