Ian McEwan is killing me

Ah, genuine angst! The best friend of a genuine writer. This is hilarious

One Writer and his Blog

I don’t know about you, but reading people’s posts and seeing them publish their books, is beginning to make me wonder whether I have what it takes and sometimes its truly depressing.

Depressing because I have begun editing my novel and realised that I am putting too many commas where they shouldn’t be and that I have to chop so much text that it feels like I am sitting in an abbatoir about to take my pet cow to the proverbial sacrificial ceremony.

Okay… I know that I have what it takes, but the constant introspection is killing me…

And you know what depressed me today? I mean seriously depressed me to the point where I considered more than the usual  double dose of lithium? And this wasn’t just “feeling a bit down” but more a serious journey with Dante into Purgatory kind of depressed?

Ian McEwan.

Ian Bloody McEwan…

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About Margaret Jean Langstaff

A lifelong critical reader with literary tastes, a novelist, short story writer, essayist, book critic, and professional book editor for many years. A consultant to publishers and authors, providing manuscript critiques and a full range of editorial services. A friend and supporter of all other readers and writers. A collector of signed modern first editions. Animal lover and tree hugger. Follow me on Twitter @LangstaffEditor
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