“When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can.” – Samuel Lover

008procrastinationweb.jpgThe Imp has been clearing out its writing space today: making the studio a place of calm for concentration and inspiration. The week is going to be one of immersion in Projects: writing, creating, inventing, taking twists and turns and Absolutely No Guilt about dealing with the other things that come along!

A friend is coming from London, having just lost his mother, and that will take more care and attention than anything. What can we give a friend when we can’t make things right again? For me, it’s remembering to listen with care, asking questions sensitively, holding back the typical Imp instinct to relate back to my own experiences.

And there will be work, as much voluntary as paid, and the balance is moving to the former – which is exciting and very rewarding. For the Imp, head space is vital: getting the crap out the way (filing, bills etc – the Naggings) means all other activities are wholly justifiable and don’t get marred by “You Should Be….”s, which make you think you’re procrastinating. After all, if at first you don’t succeed, there’s always next year…