William Golding on the Writing Process

Born on this day in 1911, William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, said this about the writing process:

The writer probably knows what he meant when he wrote a book, but he should immediately forget what he meant when he's written it.

How do you interpret this quote from Golding? The ever-changing nature of the writing process? The ebb and flow of ideas? The power (and positivity) of allowing things to sit, ponderously, musingly, creatively?

What do you think? Please leave us your thoughts in the comments below!