However, I did discover an interesting tid bit about how the author, Henry James, worked. It made me think of my process of creating paintings and it was interesting to see the correlation between written word and painted images.
"To see him (Henry James) at home after the party as he writes up his almost nightly notebook entries, working out the details of what he has captured on the fly, is practically to feel in one's own body the palpable thrill of authorial discovery. The initial stimulus is never sufficient, the shred of gossip never enough; he has to work it over and over, teasing and tinkering and toying with it, until what he was handed becomes what he wants. The given turns into the wrought- upon, as the self imposes its own nature on the bare events it is faces with."