In a creative phase, daydreaming becomes important. I visualise some scenes a hundred times or so before and after writing them down, each time with a different nuance, though the same focused moment – sometimes as small as a sentence, a gesture, a kiss. A story or artwork is like a vision that we are struggling to encapsulate through a different medium. We never capture it exactly, but we keep reaching and reaching until we accept that we are finished. Being finished doesn’t mean it is perfectly achieved, just that it is finished in that particular incarnation. The image I am straining to hold is always elusive and that’s why I keep seeking.