"When creativity really takes off, though, is when we add our ideas to the mix. We already know our materials, and if we can trust our imagination and follow through with our ideas, then the sky's the limit. I think of artists as standing on the edge of a cliff. The artist knows that, as crazy as it sounds, they can fly if they can only muster the strength to throw themselves off, to go for it. Creativity is courage incarnate."
This excerpt belongs to an interview with Karima on the NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, blog. You can read the interview here.
If you could use further encouragement to write your novel, the NaNoWriMo website offers much support. Do take a look, and join us this November as we muster our courage and take the leap.