Tuesday January 21, 2014 at 13:35

“My friend was having a hard time finishing his first book, so to help he started thinking about finishing the manuscript like fixing the sink. When you are fixing the sink you do not say oop, this is so hard! I’ll come back in a year. Or geez wait, is this actually a washing machine? Have I been doing dishes in the washing machine? Nope, you just work until the sink is fixed, possibly with a sandwich break or something, and then you move on. You do not dwell.”

Mairead Case, interviewed about depression’s effect on writing routines, for The Rejectionist


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