How do you write a novel? We’re supposed to be giving tips on that sort of thing, but some days I’m just tipped out. What I do know is that if you set a video camera up in my work place and let it run, it would have to run a mighty long time before it would capture anything taking shape on the page or even me doing something. That’s not the case with painters of course, they can daub away and right off the bat something’s there. Carol Marine is one of many painters who does a painting a day (she does larger work too, of course); this video is a demo of her creating one of those one-day pieces. One reason I feel akin to painters is that they revise as they go along.
BTW, when you reach the third minute mark–that’s about the status of my work-in-progress.