It’s the Chase
A Micro Romance On Writing
You know that feeling when you’re creating and you’re chasing everything your thoughts, new ideas, the missing links, that’s what you’re in it for.
You chase, your brain is all over the place, and then it slowly and suddenly you realize, it’s all come together.
That’s when the feeling begins to dissipate, because it’s not the coming together you’re in it for,
it’s the chase.
I think that the joy of writing a novel is the self-exploration that emerges and also that wonderful feeling of playing God with the characters. When I sit down at my writing desk, time seems to vanish … I think the most important thing for a writer is to be locked in a study. — Erica Jong