At some point in the creative process a writer of fiction comes face to face with theme. What are the deeper notes of humanity that the story sounds? What is the hidden ether that binds plot, setting and character all together?
Everyone gambles and those who say they don't, just don't understand the world they live in. For myself, I gamble. I gamble a lot. It's my job and I'm one of the few who can say they love their job. And I've come to understand a simple fact of this warped universe; everything has some element of chance either for success or failure.
At 45 years of age I've come to realise that nothing is really ever perfect, especially if I'm a variable in the equation (I won't talk about math a lot, promise). I try to make perfect my lodestar; something for which to strive. At least where writing is concerned not so much about gardening or yard-work.