[Leonard] Cohen’s writing process, as he told an interviewer in 1998, is “like a bear stumbling into a beehive or a honey cache: I’m stumbling right into it and getting stuck, and it’s delicious and it’s horrible and I’m in it and it’s not very graceful and it’s very awkward and it’s very painful and yet there’s something inevitable about it.”
That’s as close as I’ve ever read about my own writing process, though I could never have put it so well. Work and work until you hit a sweet spot.
Today, I’m turning to some long-neglected poems to see if I can improve the imagery. What are you working on?