Monday, October 12, 2009

Mocking

There are days that the words flow easily and days that the white screen mocks me, throwing doubt in my face, making me question if I really am a writer.

Last week there was a day that I woke up with part of a short story already written in my head. I had time to sit at the computer and type most of the words that had appeared in my slumber into a more tangible form. The words invigorated me and left me wanting to write more, write better.

Today, the screen is laughing at me. It starts as a muffled chuckle, impudent yet trying to maintain some semblance of manners. Before long it degenerates into full on guffaws.

In short, it's not nice. I don't appreciate it at all.

Maybe my inertia stems from feeling overwhelmed. There is much to do. So much so that my fingers and my feet become mired. I'm looking for a starting point, hoping to take that first step out of the muck.

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louann said...

And in the meantime, I will wait for another beautiful post to read.

I love the way you write.

A Vapid Blonde said...

I have such blogstapation...its awful. I think of things and when I start to write they sound boring & unworthy of being written. Hope yours passes soon!

for a different kind of girl said...

I know the feeling. My blog is filled with half-written drafts and when I go back to them, I have no inspiration for them. Let's hope we can lose this mutual feeling soon!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I feel the same, very same sometimes!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Sometimes ideas are like vapors! Love to read you, no matter what.

Phoenix said...

Oh, I know that stuck feeling so well. I've been working my way out from under a pile of 'overwhelm' for a few weeks now and can finally see the light again. Stick with it - it will pass :-)

Jules said...

I so get it!

Mrs. Chicken said...

It's going around. I've been blocked for ages. At least you had one good writing day! Take 'em as they come, friend.

 
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