"As a species, we are not exactly smart enough to write novels with our conscious minds alone. We are using our consciousness to tap into our unconsciousness, to tap into something that comes out of the earth, through the linoleum. What you're experiencing is the story's adolescence, when it is ceasing to be the cute little pink and white child, and becoming someone strange and difficult and unfamiliar and more interesting. You have to survive that period as best you can. What's actually happening is that the novel you actually need to write is being born."
- Michael Cunningham
What do you think? Is that how we all write our stories?