Monday, May 12, 2008

Nose. Grindstone. Or else.

Right. I’ve set myself a deadline. I have to shake off this lethargy, this soul-bleaching feeling that I don’t have headspace to write.
It’s not writer’s block. It’s just a head full of stuff.
Doris Lessing knows. She reckons now that winning the Nobel Prize for Literature was a "bloody disaster", and she has now stopped writing, according to the BBC.
"It has stopped, I don't have any energy any more."
Lessing said she now spends most of her time now being photographed and giving interviews.
"This is why I keep telling anyone younger than me, 'don't imagine you'll have it forever.'
"Use it while you've got it because it'll go, it's sliding away like water down a plughole."
Good advice. A plug hole is a very scary idea.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing