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The Dustshoveller's Gazette: The (Twilight) Writing Zone

Saturday, 1 October 2011

The (Twilight) Writing Zone

So, it's in.  I hadn't realised before writing this book how addictive working on it would become.  Worrying signs have included:
  • writing in pyjamas or the nearest thing which came to hand
  • omitting to clean teeth all day
  • getting irritated for having to break off when you need the loo or to have a bath
  • not noticing the weather or it growing dark outside
  • wanting to get up early at weekends to continue
  • sighing at having to go to previously-arranged social occasions with family or friends (and thinking about the book all the while when with them)
  • being grumpy about clearing the table of papers and books when you need to lay up for a dinner party
  • losing all track of time - what seems like 30 minutes has in fact been four hours
  • willingness to subsist on endless snacks and breaking off to cook meals becomes an irritant
  • seeing connections to your book everywhere you go, in the most obscure places.
To my long-suffering family and friends, all I can say is: thanks for your understanding and see you at the book launch!



At 3 October 2011 at 10:41 , Blogger The Amateur Casual said...

As someone who works from 7a.m until 6p.m Monday to Thursday, and then 7a.m to 3p.m Friday and 7.a.m to 12midday Saturday, I can tell you that when trying to write something, work is a real inconvenience.

I only get to write on my lunch break (30 mins - gone by the time I have all my notes to hand)or on days off.


At 3 October 2011 at 22:53 , Anonymous Caroline Shenton said...

Yes, I agree - those weekdays are a real pest!


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