Celia, it's not usually easy to write when one is sick,
especially if one happens to be lying in bed.
Although, laptops come in handy when one is in such a
state. But the mind. That's what's
important. And I've found that when I've been
sick, the mind is quite foggy. Cloudy. Sort
of like London a lot of the time. Or San
Francisco. Or maybe on highlands in Scotland.
See what I mean? I happen to be getting over a
cold, coincidentally, and my mind is a bit "fogged
in" at the moment. Sort of like an
airport. An airport in San Francisco or London (is
there an airport in London?) or maybe Scotland (is
there a highlands airport?). There's that fog I
was talking about.
Of course, if you have the urge to write even though
you're not at the top of your game, I say, "By all
means, have at it." Go for the gusto.
Go for your laptop. Or PC. Or paper and
pen. (Some screenwriters still write that way, by
the way -- and that's no "foggy
statement.") If you mind is sharp enough, I
say, "Write." And even if there's a
little fog here and there, write! Even if the fog
is as thick as... thick fog... and you can't see your
hand in front of your face, but you can still see the
keyboard, write, auteur. Write, write, write,
write. But, if you do, always remember the most
Don't turn on your high beams.