Friday, July 06, 2007

And here I was blaming the poxy weather...

Been feeling blue of late. Can't seem to get any traction of numerous projects, and plenty of others are sat aorund waiting on somebody's desk or email inbox, stymied by holidays and inertia. No wonder I'm prone to writing stories about thwarted characters. It's dry spells that like this that really try the patience. [That's dry spells regarding progress with my career goals, not a dry spell of weather - alas.]

Broadcast has posted a report from the talk given by TV psychologist Raj Persaud at the Screenwriters' Festival in Cheltenham. According to him, there's a link between being a creative writer and high levels of unhappiness. A study of Oscar winning actors showed they lived four years longer than average; Oscar-winning writers like four years less. That's right - the more success you have, the unhappier you'll be.

Feck it, I'm having chocolate for lunch. Right now I could do with some endorphins. Anybody got some good news they'd like to share? I could do with cheering up.

3 comments:

Mike Perkins said...

Some good news for you....

I recently bought a copy of your Nikolai Dante book from WaldenBooks over here in Florida. It was right there, facing out, on the shelves right next to the graphic novels. Perfect placement . Well done, that man!

Cheers,

Mike

www.mikeperkinsart.com

AndrewT said...

Well not really good news Mr B, more of a comforty thing - I've been feeling exactly the same - not writers block, plenty of stuff ready to go, stuff people have asked for, but just can't seem to get going so my solution is a few days away, change of scenery etc.

Pete Kempshall said...

Media over here is abuzz with the reformation of Crowded House, their new album and their headlining the Sydney bit of the Live Earth concert tomorrow.

Something you'd be pleased about, I'd hazard.