I used to run a few times a week – not crazy running, just, you know, normal guy huffing and puffing along. The most I’ve ever run was about 20k at a stretch, and that only once every couple of years just to build up to it. A normal run for me is between 8 and 12km. The great thing about running is that my mind gets so completely bored and my body so desperate for relief that I end up coming up with story ideas. Almost all of Traitor’s Blade was written in my head long before I put pen to paper, all while jogging around the park, laughing at my own jokes and crying at the sad scenes as I thought them up. Sure, people looked at me funny, but so what? I got a book out of it.