What I have come to understand is that clarifying intention happens through a process of discovery; the more you write the clearer all your characters’ intentions become.
Shutta Crum

What I have come to

There’s a phrase I use called “The Valley Full of Clouds.” Writing a novel is as if you are going off on a journey across a valley. The valley is full of mist, but you can see the top of a tree here and the top of another tree over there. And with any luck you can see the other side of the valley. But you cannot see down into the mist. Nevertheless, you head for the first tree.
Terry Pratchett

There’s a phrase I use