via The Guardian (please follow the link to read the entire interview, I just pulled snippets):
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3. “I love ironing. And I do my wife’s too!”
Murakami explained that a lot of the recurring themes in his books are from his own life – his cats, his cooking, his music and his obsessions. Continuing with his writing process, here’s his comment on why he creates many different storylines in one book:
When I write a novel, it takes one or two years – and I write day after day … I get tired! I have to open up the window to get fresh air. I write another line of the story to get entertained – I hope the readers will be entertained as well!