“…an arrow headed at a target”

“I never know whether something is going to work until the last word of the last line of the last draft. Well, to be accurate, it’s not the last draft. It’s what I think is the last draft. Generally, after I’ve finished what I think is the last draft, it occurs to me to wonder why I’ve written the thing in the first place, and then I’m able to write what is really the last draft. But just toward the end of what will turn out to be the penultimate draft, there’s a feeling that everything is rushing toward something—turning into an arrow headed at a target.” — Deborah Eisenberg

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Another sharp interview on the process of writing. If you don’t subscribe to The Paris Review Redux, you should. It’s free, and the contents are timeless.

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