'You have to keep making yourself do things that you can’t do, or that you thought you couldn’t do. You can get lazy, you can get soft. You’ll write lazy, soft books.'
John Banville, on novel writing, from an interview in the latest Five Dials. A timely quote for me as I fudge, feel afraid and procrastinate about this new novel I want to write. It's scaring me and I also have an inkling that someone I know is writing something similar-ish. Thank you, Mr Banville. Methinks I need to feel the fear and do it anyway.
On a side - but related - note, I have a new poem called 'Procrastination' in the latest Windows Anthology. I didn't make last week's launch but I hear it was a great night. Can't wait to get my copy of the anthology and have a good read.