Passion in life
Novels are like paintings, specifically watercolors. Every stroke I put down I have to go with. Of course you can rewrite, but the original strokes are still there in the texture of the thing.
I especially love all the instruments of art: inks, pens, paintbrushes, watercolors, fine papers and canvases, and I love to immerse around with these tools and objects to envisage my thoughts and reflections of the beautiful world around us.