Even in times when it's difficult to figure out, how do you go forward, art - and books - always help.
After a while, the characters I'm writing begin to feel real to me. That's when I know I'm heading in the right direction.
I don't really read as much as I used to. A lot of what I was looking for as an escape I find in writing. And the other thing is that I don't want to get into someone else's language when I'm working.
I think we are bound to, and by, nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought, we know our fate is tied to the world around us.
Donald G. Mitchell