Monday, June 22, 2009

Excuses, excuses

Yesterday I was asked - again - by someone I met at a party, "Do you have to be terribly self-disciplined to write?" and I said - "If the book is going well, writing is the only thing I want to do. I don't need self discipline."

The book has been going well for the last three weeks, and that is all I have been doing. And if you say to someone - a partner maybe - "I don't have time to do

a/ the household accounts

b/ the cleaning

c/the gardening

d/ my tax return

because the writing is going really well and I don't want to stop and anyway I have very nearly finished the first draft" - they would have to be churlish to say "Tough - do the jobs!" wouldn't they?

Now I have finished the first draft, and I need self-discipline to do all the household jobs. Aaarghhh!

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