Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What Others were feeling like Today #12


When all seems rubbish that you wrote in this and all your other books - when you have nothing good to show yourself, to give yourself a feeling of delight. What can you do but plough on through thick mud?

Denton Welch

Extract taken from The Assassin's Cloak.

3 comment(s):

Rosie said...

i got 8 new notebooks for my birthday this year, having wankered on for the last 6 months about how i'm a Writer now, with a capital W.

i haven't written anything in any of them, bar a recipe for peanut butter cookies where i misspelled 'recipe'.

Meadow said...

I always put an extra 'i' in recipe.

I got the Assassin's Cloak a couple of months ago and keep forgetting about it. Thanks for this, good reminder, in many ways.

Andrew said...

Rosie - I'm not sure which is worse - the fact that I have plenty of unfilled notebooks or the fact that the one I have managed to fill about 30 pages of is largely full of regrettable dross.

Meadow - Good book, innit? I just flick through it every now and again, it's a little daunting if you sit down with the intention of tackling a load of it.