Monday, June 25, 2012

More Than Words

Jenny Diski:

The article talks about writers’ block. If you think you’ve got writers’ block after 45 seconds of not writing, you don’t need an app, you need someone gently to tell you that you should consider the possibility that writing is not just about writing, it’s also (and maybe mainly) about the space in between the writing, when nothing seems to be happening, or random stuff is having an incoherent party inside your head. Almost always, you do eventually start to write, and it seems that you’ve been considering after all. It’s not as comfy as writing a thousand words in half an hour, but it seems to work OK, so long as you think of it as part of a process of writing rather than writer’s block.

In between the football matches and the usual work-related timesinks, I've actually had enough time for reading and writing this month, and yet I just haven't been finding post-worthy material. Is the whole Internet on summer vacation or what?