In 2012 I participated in an Arts Council funded literature lab at Metal in Southend. To see what I got up to you can watch here. Personally, I can’t bear to…
The stuff in my head needs space on a page so I can think straight – sometimes.
It is said that Graham Greene wrote 500 words a day; I have no way of knowing if this is true but I like to believe it is, mainly because it makes the faraway and quite out-of-reach things seem achievable, to me anyway. He also said in an interview with the New York Times in 1971:
"My chief sickness is getting easily bored- a symptom of manic depression. What I cherish most is probably escape from boredom, escape from oneself. That can come from loving somebody, or from a good wine, or from travel. Or from getting involved in something which isn't one's own problem- the days when I used to go out to Vietnam during the French war. Something that will make the adrenalin work, too."
Apart from the war I identify with that!
I also choose to believe that blogging is a good habit for me to get into. Time will tell.