I know I’ve been working all day but I have no idea what I’ve done. I have a list though, so I can refer back. As memory is unreliable it helps morale to tick things off, and if it wasn’t on the list in the first place I’ll add it so I can tick it. … I’ve discovered a new form of procrastination – one where I am postponing work by doing other work. I was supposed to write a pitch today, one that’s...
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‘I noticed a while ago that many writers of my acquaintance tended to leave the country after a successful first book. I didn’t understand this at first, but now I do. Moving abroad lets you keep, in some degree, an aesthetics of bewilderment. Still, certain facts are inescapable, no matter how far you go. You start out as a young person bewildered by things, and then suddenly...