Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.

How did I get here?

I have a tendency of looking at my toes. Metaphorically. When I perform tasks, I get lost in the minutia of each step, concentrating on making things line up perfectly, editing down to the pixel-level, agonizing over every jot and nuance. In some ways, the overall task doesn’t interest me as much as each individual component. I get more of a thrill watching two jigsaw pieces match up than I do at gazing across the completed puzzle. This tendency can result in one of two outcomes. One, I can often…