|Ian Rankin - Image Credit|
I'd been working on the manuscript for hours, after a tough shift at the 'day job' and my mind had decided to go into negative mode. I don't usually watch TV, but because I was feeling so low, I sauntered into the lounge and flicked on the screen. Mindless television was looking attractive.
Instead, I found myself at the beginning of a programme called 'Imagine' and if you have time, do take a look, its here on BBC iPlayer until Christmas day. Its especially valid if you're feeling low about your own writing, because this programme follows, Britain's most successful crime writer, Ian Rankin, as he writes his next novel.
It made me realise, that even someone who writes a 'Best Seller' every time, has the same fears, concerns and doubts as you and me. During the programme you'll learn a lot about Ian Rankin and you'll identify with what he says about the writing process.
I'm back on track now. Its still hard, and hateful, and lonely, and yes, I still have fears, and doubts, but now I know I'm not alone, and it makes all the difference.
Let me know what you think?
P.S. Ian's new book, Standing In Another Man's Grave is out now...