Monday, April 25, 2005

the mystery of creativity

I’ve always had this strange idea that stories arrive in my brain fully formed. At the beginning, the book is just a mood and a shape and a color. But it’s all there; I just can’t see the whole thing. Not yet. I have to look for it, dig for it, uncover it very carefully. The truer I stay to that original feeling and mood and shape, the better and stronger the book will be.