Lots of loneliness in general. If you don’t want to play the role of being fragile & dependent.
On the plus side, being alone means lots of time to write.
If you’re a woman, it’s almost impossible to establish a relationship. You’re too much for everybody. It’s too much. The woman always has to play this role of being fragile and dependent. And if you’re not, they are fascinated by you, but only for a little while. And then they want to change you and crush you. And then they leave. So, lots of lonely hotel rooms, my dear.
Interview with Emma Brockes
Guardian newspaper 12th May 2014