Sean Williams

Passion’s Price

posted on 3 Dec 2015 at 12:04 am

ouchDavid McDonald chaired a wonderful session at the last Conflux about the price writers pay for their art, inspired by a series of moving guest posts on his blog. I was honoured to be part of the panel, and even more honoured subsequently to be asked to write a post. You can read my contribution here.

I wonder sometimes if talking about RSI and chronic pain will only make it worse, by lodging it ever more firmly in my mind’s eye, but in this case it definitely helped. I hadn’t realised just how much my problems are feeding back into my work at the moment, an entirely new source of creative fire. If I’m going to be in constant pain, it’s good to know there’s a pay-off. I can live with that.

“Everyone experiences significant pain at some point in their life. Everyone finds ways to deal with it. Once upon a time I’d get together with my writer friends to bitch about money and the market, but now we exchange health tips and coping strategies.” (continue reading here)

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  1. Thank you! Are you in Paris? (lucky!) Can you grow on a balcony/stoop/etc? Your photos are gorgeous! Thanks for coming by and I can’t wait to look through your blog some more!

  2. scrive:eh eh eh… ti ho seguita dai primi passi fin qui, vuoi che ti abbandoni proprio adesso? Non sia mai… perciò di nuovo: in bocca al lupo per questa avventura che prosegue alla grande e complimenti per il re-look del tuo angolino. Un grande abbraccio…

  3. Bien d’accord avec vous !J’ajouterai même que je suis consterné que personne, journalistes ou invités dans les débats que nous venons de voir, n’ait osé demandé, notamment à l’Ambassadeur d’ Israel en France, le nombre de Résolutions du Conseil de Sécurité que ce Pays a accepté de suivre….Il n’y en a aucune !!!!La Communauté internationale serait bien inspirée d’EXCLURE Israel de l’ONU !jf.

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