Part of the pleasure in making art is becoming lost in a world that’s unfolding before your eyes. It’s a mysterious thing – you aren’t entirely in charge of what’s happening.
Say I’m really into a story. At a certain point, the characters just take over. I’ll sit down to write with no preconceived idea of what’s about to happen beyond knowing it’s a scene with two or three specific characters.
Then I just kind of let them take over and tell me what they’re going to do.
It’s a little bit creepy, but also very cool.
I think about it all the time.
I know something special is happening, and quite honestly, it doesn’t much matter whether anyone else gets it or not.
It’s good to me, and I’m not easily impressed.