...since I drank caffeine way too late tonight.
It's silly to have any thoughts whatsoever about something so sacred, but here are a few anyway, as they stand at this moment, subject to change without notice:
An artist, whatever the medium, should approach his work as though he is the first person ever to attempt to create any art of any kind.
The ultimate medium would allow an artist to take total control of all of the audience's senses and mental faculties; not just what they're hearing and seeing, but all of their senses and what they're thinking, feeling, doing, and what they can remember, too. Technology doesn't allow for this yet, so writing is a distant second, because at least a reader can imagine all of those things.
It has been my experience in my experiments thus far that the best thing I can possibly do for my art is to relinquish as much control as humanly possible and let Creation take the wheel. I just keep silent and let whatever wishes to emerge bubble to the surface. If nothing comes, I keep silent. It's important to resist all temptations to pervert the things that come with my own will, my own thoughts; I accept them just as they're given to me.
When I'm writing, I feel more like an archaeologist digging for treasures that are already there than someone who's creating something. I just try and brush away all the dirt so that it can be seen fully. When I'm finished, I wonder more than anyone else where it came from.
Well that's it for now. Go explode something.
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