"I had to ask myself: what did I learn about writing that I didn't know before?
This was my answer: keep my rice bowl empty! The worst thing a writer can suffer from is not
writer's block but hubris. Remember that, if nothing else!"
Wrestling With The Dragon
Okay. I have an idea. I want to convey it to others. The dragon swoops down out of the heavenly abyss and tries to bite my head off. Its nostrils and mouth are flaming and its tail is lashing violently, threatening to shred me to ribbons. I take hold of its horns and pull, twisting and turning, until I sit atop the creature, trying desperately to tame its thrashing so that I can ultimately harness the animal to my will and direction...