Today I felt the throttle of writer’s block. I had a hundred ideas in my head, none of which had the decency to let me transcribe or scribble them down. I spent the day rushing between botched jobs, might-have-beens and half-arsed attempts. On the bright side, while avoiding pressing writing assignment I managed to clean the kitchen, arrange my drawers and watch five episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race…more on that later.
The late Henry Miller wrote The Tropic of Cancer and Black Spring and was a painter of dreamy, beautifully indistinct watercolours. For now it would be wise to take advice from this literary rule breaker, artist and novelist and read this canon for writers: Miller’s laws of composition, paying particular attention to rule 1. ‘Work on ONE thing at a time until finished.’