I work very deliberately, with a plan. But sometimes I come to a point that I planned as the end and it needs softening. Ending a novel is almost like putting a child to sleep – it can’t be done abruptly.BrainyQuote. 2020. 60 Colm Toibin Quotes – Inspirational Quotes At Brainyquote. [online] Available at: https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/colm-toibin-quotes [Accessed 30 May 2020].