Why sometimes the most useful thing to do is nothing at all

For me, the “factory” approach to writing defeats the whole point of being a writer. 

Last week I submitted the manuscript of a new book to my publisher, and I’m still exhaling in relief. It won’t be long before I have to resume work on it, and of course there’s the one after to think about, but for a few weeks, at least, I can relax a little. I will not be worrying, every hour of every day, over whether I should be working on my book instead, something I managed to do even when I was actually working on my book.

One great advantage of being a writer is that...
source: New Statesman

2019-10-10 03:11
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