I love both, and both are quite different from each other. With a book I not only write the story but direct it, create the scenery, do the makeup, and play all the parts. I have control, and I relish it. But when I’ve been writing books for a while, I find myself missing plays, in which the writer’s task is simple: What will the characters do and say next? You don’t have to dress them or get them across the room or describe the mysterious way they move their eyes. You just write down what happens next and let others handle the rest.