Writing

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I plop into my chair before my computer and pull up a blank page.  Okay, I’m writing. Now.  Time for creativity.  My blog has followers, waiting for the next gem.  Nothing.  Just write, what?  Anything, anything at all.  I can’t think of a single thought, my mind is totally silent, unlike at 3 am when I would rather be asleep.  What did I think of then?  I am clueless.  Apparently, nothing was keeping me awake.

So maybe if I just get my fingers moving, so I type the alphabet: abcdefghijklmnopqristuvwxyz  abcdefghijklmnopqristuvwxyz  Okay, now what?  ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRISTUVWXYZ!  Okay, my fingers are loosed up.  I’m ready to go.  Nothing, but silence.

I practice meditation and then the noise in my head jumps from one thing to another, going on and on, a free association of all that is going on, right and wrong, negative and positive, personal and world events.  So I mediate for a while, and time passes, and still nothing.  Nothing except, what ever made me think I could be a writer!  Writers have stories, things to say.  I’ve got nothing.

Writer’s block.  The inability of a writer to think of anything to write.  This state can go on for days, weeks, months, and years.  No inspiration.  No solution.  Nothing but grocery or chore lists.  We are out of mayo I write to Hubby.  This is the level of creativity I’ve been reduced to.  Give up?  Though in the towel?  (Great!  I’m reduced to cliches.)  Quit!

But wait.  The daily prompt triggers a memory. “Plop, plop.  Fizz, fizz.  Oh what a relief it is.”  Another thought, families have trouble just plopping into a chair to have a dinner together.  Another thought, about Fizzy’s on a picnic with my family plopping into a glass of water.  Another thought, about plopping into my chair and writing.

Okay, not the most exciting of posts, but not every day can be a winner.  At least my readers can relate.  Posting every day is an ambitious goal.  One I have yet to maintain for long.  But one more thing.  A good picture could save this.  Yes.  I may get lucky yet.

Now to go read some really great posts by others.

 

 

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  1. I am sure you already know that the brick wall of ‘lack of inspiration’ is common to all who write or blog. My blog originally just a form of communication for my family 4,000 miles away soon produced what you wrote about today. My solution came from surfing the news media around the world where every now and then an item would provoke the urge to comment (ie blog posting). Though loosing a few readers in the beginning no years later the mix of personal and worldly seems to be working.

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  2. You know this blog read like a narrative…I think you’ve got a story there. I’m serious! The protagonist who just goes blank…in the middle of the night. Has to reinvent herself through writing or blogging or whatever! Hmmm. This was a very good post April.
    So thank you! 🙂

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  3. I loved this! This is me every single time I plan to do any writing. Every. Single. Time. The amount of times I have typed out the alphabet just to do something while my mind tries to come up with a scene is unbelievable. I started doing it backwards, with my eyes closed, alternating capitals; just to keep it interesting.

    I too am trying to blog every day, my aim it to get to the New Year; I’ve last almost a week so far- longest than every before. I keep looking at other blogs just to remind myself that I can do this, and this post has made today’s efforts totally worth it!

    Thank you!

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