So much of a sport like wrestling is drilling, is just repeating and repeating and repeating, so that you’ve done this thing so many times that if somebody just touches your arm on that side, you know where to go. You could do it with your eyes closed. If you’re off your feet and you’re up in the air, if you’ve been there enough, you know where the mat is. You know it’s here, it’s not there. You just know where it is. You don’t have to see it, but you’ve been through that position enough so that you’re not looking for the mat. You’re not thinking, “Is it up here? Is it down there? Am I going to land on my head? Am I going to land on my tail?” You know? I think sentences are like that. If you’re comfortable enough with all kinds of sentences, with verbs and their gerundive, with active verbs, with short sentences, with long sentences, you know how to put them together. You know how to slow the reader down when the reader is at a place where you want the reader to move slowly, and you know how to speed the reader up when you’re at a place in the story where you want the reader to go fast. And it’s drilling, it’s repetition. Most people would find it boring, like sit-ups, you know? Like skipping rope. But I always had — I could put my mind somewhere else while I skipped rope for 45 minutes. You know, people think you have to be dumb to skip rope for 45 minutes. No, you have to be able to imagine something else. While you’re skipping rope, you have to be able to see something else. You have to imagine that your next opponent stopped skipping rope 15 minutes ago. Then you keep going.