Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Dry Spell

Why is it that some days ideas stream so fast that you can't capture them fast enough and some days you can tap the keys of your keyboard until the letters are rubbed clean and not come up with a decent thought?
Today is one of the latter days....not one of the latter days when the world will end before the American Express bill comes due,  but one of the days when my mind feels like a chilly marshmallow.
It is my intention to write daily whether I feel like it or not, but on days like today, it's hard. Many of the great writers say that everyone goes through these times but you have to trudge on.
I guess the idea is that if you don't make yourself write daily, you'll hit a dry spell, get discouraged and stop writing all together. I don't know.
Thank goodness the dry spells don't usually last long.  I'll try to do better tomorrow.


  1. Anonymous9:09 PM

    I can truly feel your pain.

  2. I was just thinking earlier today about the number of posts I do. I've been averaging about 6 a week and thinking about backing off a bit to stave off burnout.

  3. Well at least ya'all got rain, unlike us Kentucky people who know the meaning of a dry spell!

  4. I (being a woman who has 10,000 words a day to share, say the experts) rarely lack for blog fodder. However, I did buy a book called 14,000 things that make us happy--or something like that. They are just little one or two word pictures that stir a bit of emotion, and often memories. You might try something like that. Often all it takes is just a little prompt and our fertile minds run rampant in all directions!

    I still enjoy reading your "nothing to say" posts, though. You always have some interesting turn of phrase that makes me smile. Happy Humpday!

  5. Here's a quote attributed to Gene Fowler: "Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead."


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