I work fitfully, in hope rather than in expectation, invent methods which last a week, and fill notebooks with tiny, illegible writing which often defies my own attempts to decipher it.
I am a writer who was able to direct the films that I write.
Waiting is part of writing. When I write the word 'waiting' by hand it even looks like 'writing.'
The best thing about writing has been the writer's life, the sense of being expressed, the ownership of the day, the entirely specious sense of freedom we have, however slave we are to some boss or other. I wouldn't trade it for any other life.
I had never thought of myself as a director and found out that I was not. I am a writer who was able to direct the films that I write.
I never feel more myself than when I’m writing; I never enjoy any day more than a good writing day.
As a teenager I was obsessed with music and with writing and performing songs.
Look at it this way: if you write the novel of 'Cold Mountain,' it costs exactly the same to produce and market as a novel set in a room. If you make the film, the disparity of costs is huge.
The imaginative leap for me of writing for women is no more difficult than the one of writing for men. I've always wanted to have women well represented in the work that I've done because I've always been around them and around the way they look at the world.
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