Monday, 19 October 2009
DONE WITH BEING UNHEALTHY WRITER-PERSON
I wonder how many non-writers really understand how stressy the life of a writer can be? And how sedentary? Well that last is obvious - desk, study, staring at the wall - not much movement there. But it can, as we all know if we are IN it, be stressy. This last six months has proved that in spades - very hard work on the text book. Juggling the novel, trying to find time, trying to find space, and peace, in among the blather.
V's stress list might include: Deadlines. Proofreading, when my brain doesnt DO that well at all. Rejects. Writer's Block. (And the fact that it doesn't exist!) Coping with scratchy fleabites like having work/ideas nicked. And much bigger fleabites like finding cash for legal fees as a result.
So - I am on a health kick. I have joined a health club. Yes, me! And shall be swimming if not on a daily basis, then most days. And yes, that IS the pool, above. I shall keep you posted whether my hair goes green.