…ans, and sketches refined in the comfort of your home are likely going to fail to a certain degree. I always have a threshold period of adapting to that sense of elemental chaos and it always produces disastrous and wonderful accidents. You just need to let go of control and let inquiry and intuition take over.
I now approach every book I write in this way. I set up some characters, an inciting event to kick off the narrative and put the whole thing in a specific world. Then I see it as my task to cajole and bludgeon the truth about what’s happened out of the people I encounter during the daily act of writing.