I’m writing a story.
~No, you’re updating your blog about writing a story. Not quite the same thing.
Yes, but it’s just so dark!
No, the story.
I disturb myself sometimes.
~It means you’re getting somewhere. You’ve hit a nerve.
~Look, the things you write about aren’t a literal representation of you. We all have darkness inside us. We all think horrible things. At least you’re not doing them.
~Now, stop pissing about and get back to work.
~You’re very welcome.
The lovely people at New Writing South have, in their infinite wisdom, included Chez Goldberg on their Good Blog Guide. WooHoo! They’ve given me a little internet badge and everything. Dedicated to “inspiring, nurturing and connecting all kinds of creative writers across the region and beyond”, New Writing South are a brilliant resource for writers. Their workshop ‘Stop fucking about and start writing’ looks particularly good and is the kind of ethos I fully endorse 🙂 Check out all the good writerly stuff they have to offer.