I’ve really fallen out of the habit of writing and it annoys me. It annoys me because I have ideas during the day, and come the evening when I sit down to write, nothing happens. I just stick on Netflix and melt into the sofa. I used to do this stuff for a living.
When I worked in newspapers I wrote every day. All day at the paper itself, then back home and on here to write up videogame or comic book stuff (because writing for a magazine/website was where I wanted to end up). It’s amazing what you can do when your career depends on it, I guess. I don’t have the necessity of writing since I left journalism for PR, but the need to create something still gnaws away at me.
Which is why I’m going to make a real effort to batter out some stuff and try and get used to writing again – for my own sanity. Reading some old articles like this interview with Judge Dredd creator John Wagner reminded me that I am capable, and shouldn’t be worried about others looking down on my content (an anxiety that has stopped me before). I’ll be looking to get some stuff out on videogames, wrestling and comic books soon.