Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Grant Morrison on writer's burnout

The Onion asked prolific comic writer Grant Morrison if he ever feels burned out by writing too much. His answer:
I write every day, for most of the day, so it’s just about turning into metaphor whatever’s going on in my life, in the world, and in my head. Every nightmare, every moment of grief or joy or failure, is a moment I can convert into cash via words. I use everything. Turning life into stories is how I make sense of my experience. No matter how weird or disturbing or upsetting to me personally, it all finds its way in there. I’ve been close to nervous breakdown, sheer exhaustion, or profound existential crisis several times doing this stuff, and somehow, I always bounce back refreshed with new ideas. “Bend, son,” my mother told me when I was young, “bend and you won’t break!” - Grant Morrison
The full interview is here.

1 comment:

Onyx said...

"I write everyday, for most of the day." I can't wrap my head around this, even if writing was the only job I had. I love to write, but pretty sure I would lose my mind if I was logging 8 plus hours a day.