Where time goes when I write. I swear it speeds up.
When the publishing industry will see sense, only bringing out those celebrity books where the celebrity actually has something interesting to say, and back its midlist authors more. What is the point of driving the midlist authors away? They at least earn steadily…
Why pencil tips break off at an inconvenient moment.
Why the phone goes just as I’m concentrating on something - and the call is never that important either.
Why when your biro leaks it’s always on the odd occasion you’ve stowed it in a pocket so the mess goes everywhere and then you spend ages trying to clean the ink up.
Why the odd occasion you forget to back up your work is the night you get a major power fault and lose that evening’s work!
Why people think it’s a good idea to become famous for doing very little then write a book about it. Can we save books for people with ideas - fiction and non-fiction? You just get the feeling books are just something these “celebrities” just “do”. Do is probably the right word there too!
Where time goes to when I’m writing.
How it’s so easy to underestimate how a long a piece of writing will take (admittedly some days are just better than others for no obvious reason, hence why creative writing can’t be an exact “science”. It’s very dependent on its human creators with all our frailties. Still that’s what makes writing fun and our characters real. We have to know what frailties are to produce them convincingly in our books.