"I leave it till the last minute. And then I leave it some more. Eventually, I leave it till I'm desperate. That's really the word, desperate. I always think, I'm not ready to write it, I don't know what I'm doing, it's just a jumble of thoughts in a state of flux, there's no story, I don't know how A connects to B, I don't know anything! I get myself into a genuine state of panic. Except panic sounds exciting. It sounds all running-around and adrenalised. This is more like a black cloud of fear and failure."Blimey.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
If your hunger for the inside track on writing the Doctor isn't yet satiated, you can read extracts of a new BBC book, Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale, in The Times. It's 'writer' in the singular - i.e. Russell T. Davies. Here's his response to the question, "How do you know when to start writing?"