For me, writing is an adventure, an excursion into the depths of my self. In this sense, writing is for me a kind of structured dreaming, where I am able to tap into my (sub )conscious in a more controlled manner than while I dream. This control is, of course, afforded by narrative, and while my dreams quite often have sequence, they are rarely harnessed by narrative. The act of writing therefore embodies for me a very tender junction between the chaos of my dreams and the stern order of the universe. It is this exhilarating coalition that I seek to celebrate when I write.
Gupta, Sunetra, Why I Write, Kunapipi, 16(1), 1994.