On staying in the unknown

Yesterday, during a coffee with a long lost friend from drama school, I was talking about how I was very willing to let my writing live in the ether; to not make crucial decisions too early; to let myself sit in stillness for an extended period of time so that the clearest arc can cleave through; to allow 'strategy' and 'scene' arise from a place of trust; a process I learned, for better or for worse, from drama school.

'Well, the best actors I've noticed,' she said, 'are often the ones who are able to stay in the unknown for the longest time.'