“In an expansive mood, whatever I wrote was great. In a constricted mood, nothing was good. This made writing a roller coaster of judgment and indictment: guilty or innocent, good or bad, off with its head or allowed to go scot-free. I wanted a saner, less extreme way to write than this. I wanted emotional sobriety in my writing. . . . I had never realized that all my drama around writing was exactly that, drama.”
Julia Cameron, The Right to Write (Putnam, 1999), 18-19.