“What is more important to me are the breaks I take during the day while writing.”
“It’s really not the writing that takes me a long time; it’s the ideation, and the underlying architecture that has to feel solid before I can even start cloaking it in words.”
“Writing has become for me a type of meditation, that hour or two that I spend in the mornings every day. I wouldn’t want to give that up even if I couldn’t publish books or I had never sold my book.”
“The first draft is like throwing a hunk of clay onto the wheel. It’s literally getting down the raw material, and revision is my way of going back to shape something from that.”
“Once possessed by a certain story, I have to get it out. My characters don’t give me any choice. Then I write 24/7.”
The author of The Invisible Bridge shares her creative process.