“It's not a neat orderly process to take blank pages and fill them with characters and stories. It's just a big fat mess every time and you have to embrace that. I think for most people, they're used to seeing only the end product -- a clean neat script where every set up has a pay off. But when you're writing, 99% of the time you are dealing with a sloppy mess that drives you crazy BECAUSE it's not done yet. You have to have the temperament to face your mess every day and keep going, even though the mess is telling you that you're a fraud.”

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