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.