“When you write something, you focus your full attention on it. It’s almost impossible to write one thing while thinking about another. The act of putting it on paper keeps your thoughts and intentions aligned.”
This was such a pivotal moment for me during the writing of this book. I had gotten my main characters into the multiverse, surfing Jason’s Box, but I had no idea how they might begin to control what types of worlds they visited. It all seemed so random and uncontrollable. I was writing (by hand) in one of my brainstorming journals for the book, trying to figure out how I was ever going to get Jason1 back to his homeworld, when it hit me like a lightning bolt—just have him write—in a journal like I was in that moment—about the kind of world he wants to find and then let his observation create it on the other side of the door. A fun instance of life influencing art.