I started reading Annie Dillard's "A writers life" or something like that - I forget the exact title. I am a big Annie Dillard fan. She writes like she is high, and its all about writing. The beginning of the book compares writers to painters. She writes that a painter's work starts from the bottom, going up. For example - you paint something, and then paint over it - creating layers upon layers. A writer's work however, moves from left to right (well in English, at least). For example the more we write - the more right we are going. You get the picture. It was just something that stuck in my head, and thought it would be worth retelling.