THERE IS SUCH A THING AS WORKING TOO HARD, AND TOO LONG.
SOMETIMES, IT’S WORTH IT
I have a feeling that somewhere a writing rule exists which says as follows: The shorter the length you are allowed, the harder is the writing.
Hard not to feel sympathy for those tasked with writing inscriptions for gravestones.
Born: May 23 1944
Died: Still working on it.
I’m getting considerable pleasure from writing less (as is required in a screenplay). Every word subtracted is a victory. On the other hand, I have never worked so hard in my life.
It’s the wee small hours more often than not when I finish. My fairly regular sleeping cycle is wrecked.
Why is writing so absolutely fascinating? It’s like being in love—agonizing but wonderful; and destructive of sleep.