Monday, March 28, 2011

hell yeah

"By far the most common problem afflicting the writers in Michels’s practice is procrastination, which he understands in terms of Jung’s Father archetype. “They procrastinate because they have no external authority figure demanding that they write,” he says. “Often I explain to the patient that there is an authority figure he’s answerable to, but it’s not human. It’s Time itself that’s passing inexorably. That’s why they call it Father Time. Every time you procrastinate or waste time, you’re defying this authority figure.” Procrastination, he says, is a “spurious form of immortality,” the ego’s way of claiming that it has all the time in the world; writing, by extension, is a kind of death."

Barry Michels, Therapist for Blocked Screenwriters : The New Yorker

via mark richardson

1 comment:

  1. fuck me! that's painfully OTM, innit. i currently have all the time in the world and am producing virtually nothing, drifting about with a few vague half ideas... when there's some pressure to produce (which there rarely is for me as a hobbysit)it's amazing how i suddenly discover all this stuff i have to say....