Friday, 9 July 2010
Blog Block and the non-writers attitude to authors.
I have blog block. Yes, I know, I only just started this a week or so ago. I am completely written out having been tappety tapping my life away on the laptop all week to publicize 'Simon's Choice' (did I mention I've written a little novel?).
Having always scoffed at the concept of writers block, this recent creative constipation has given me cause to think about my dear old mum.
Ma (who would kill me for calling her that but as she is only just working out how to hit 'send' on an email, I think I'm safe) was an author in the nineties. Still is, but hasn't written anything for a while.
When she fell on hard times, people often used to say to me, or directly to her - "Well, dear. Can't she/you just write another book?"
I'm quite amazed she restrained from punching them actually. It's as if once you've had one or two books out, people imagine you are a limitless pot of plots. A bottomless pit of wit. A - okay. I've run out of rhymes.
I always wanted to respond "Kerrrrist! What a brilliant idea! If only she had thought of that! Write another 360 page novel! Thank god we had this conversation. Our money woes are over."
Perhaps I should only 'blog' when I'm in a good mood....
Posted by Charlotte Castle at 11:15