This is so spot on, Bree. SO many writers focus on a plethora of “outer” issues when they write. But as you say, true creativity lives in the abyss. I just love: “But you alone must take that initial jump. You alone must fall.”
Oh, so true!
When we descend into a novel, inspiration flows upward from that deep place, and the extraneous stuff just stops us. I know this from my own writing, and from counseling writers as well.
Thank you for this!