June 9, 2010 Posted by Tahir in Books

Oh My, Oh My...

It’s just how I am… in a word it’s obsessive. I can’t help myself. Always been like this and as the years slip by my obsession needle seems to arc forward a little more every day. When I started blogging I wrote masses and masses (if you haven’t, please please please have a look at my older posts)… but then I got obsessed with other stuff and the blog obsession waxed and waned. Then of course there’s the be dreaded crisis which has hit poor happy go lucky writers hard. My friends with proper lives and real salaries would hear me wax lyrical about the writer’s freedom, his teflon-coatedness. Ooops. Well it all sounded good at the time. Then I wrote a biiiiiig novel and have been waiting to be paid for that for a very very long time. The great pipeline of work dried as I spent all my time editing the novel and talking about it (talking is something I do a lot of… something that irritates the people around me and pays nothing at all). Well, I’m rambling now. Rambling has generally increased recently, as I try to explain to anyone and everyone I meet just why impecuniousness is my new middle name. So, after weeks and even months of feeling glum, I’m cranking out work again. I like to think of myself as a short order chef who’s got ten pots and pans on the burners, and he’s juggling them. I’m in my element when juggling pots. And the greatest thing of all is that the dark days of dire uncertainty got me thinking… got me back on the knife edge on which all writers should live. I’m going to write this blog as often as I can but I’m not going to do it every day… hopefully every week. And the entries may be short… half a line or a single word. Because it’s all about staying in touch. To anyone who checked my blog in the last months, gawd bless ya!, and thank you sooooo sooooo sooooo much for following my work. You have no idea at all how much it means to me. TS

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