Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Scott Lynch reveals reason for the delay with The Republic of Thieves...
To quote Lynch himself:
"I have occasionally taken deliberate breaks from the internet-at-large, but my silence of the past few months has not been by choice.
I have been dealing for some time with bouts of depression, which have been bad, and ongoing panic attacks, which have been orders of magnitude worse-- positively crippling.
These attacks worsened sharply during the Season of the Long Flu last fall and reached the point where they interfered with nearly everything I tried to do, making it impossible to write, communicate, and sometimes even think straight. It has been a long, sore trial for everyone around me and it ain't over yet. I do not have a firm grip on precisely what causes the damn things, though they are related to my work, my reading, my writing, and my intellectual life. They are very much an ongoing problem.
So, for the first time in my life, I am in therapy."
It takes courage to admit you have a problem, and even more courage to make it public - I should know, as I had a similar experience to Lynch a few years back, so I can totally appreciate what a struggle it can be. Kudos to him for being open about it and I for one wish him all the best.
Check out the rest of his entry here.