Writer’s Block

I am flattered by all of the texts, emails, and messages I have received from concerned readers wanting to know why I have not been blogging.  Well, to be honest, I have no excuse.  Nothing has happened.  Everyone is well.  However, somewhere in the last few weeks, my spark seemed to have died.  I tried to call a repairman, but there isn’t one.  No one has the ability to help me find my mojo and rekindle the spark.  It’s gone.  I had it for a full year.  It did not have a chance to flicker out.  The year of the blog forced me to come up with topics every day.

Now, without the stress of the deadline, I have found that my ideas suddenly feel uninteresting and obtuse.  I cannot seem to formulate ideas.  I can’t seem to think of anything to write.  Everything used to remind me of a story, and now, I cannot even conjure a thought.

I am afraid that any good story I ever knew has already been written.  I am afraid that any story I want to write seems arbitrary and a waste of time.  I seem to have developed a case of the dreaded trepidations, and I do not know how to escape it.

So, my dear reader, be patient.  I am going to try to masterfully develop my observational techniques yet again.  I promise, I am going to try to find something I not only want to say, but that I need to say as well.

 

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8 thoughts on “Writer’s Block

  1. I know exactly how you feel. I have been contributing to my blog for 8 years. It started out as an online journal for my friends waaay back in the day of Windows Spaces and then morphed into the WordPress blog it is now. Some days I am filled with endless ideas or stories to share…and other days I just feel blah.
    Your spark is still there…sometimes it just requires a small rest. No worries tho, your fans will still be here when you’re ready.

  2. Sometimes I keep a list of things I want to write about ….then I toss it away. In general, I write when I feel like it…when I don’t, I respond to other people’s blogs.

    Writer’s block … understands that too though….kind of like reader’s block … and cooking block nod nods. I know I will keep a watch for your words … even if it takes a while to come.

      • Yup, yup…just read it yesterday finally! And this just this morning lol. I am playing catch up.

        And I liked the new character…..not fond of an overly tattoed or pierced body … but like Rachel, his actions made me go…hmmmmm….he’s not so bad. LOL…..you KNOW you are writing well when you have one of your readers falling for a character lol.

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  4. I’ve been there! Hope you got your voice back… Also wanted you to know I linked to your article with Zemanta’s help. Hope you don’t mind! :) Happy writing!

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