Friday, October 28, 2011

Slim Pickin's

Some nights my mind is like a desert. Stark and barren for as far as the eye can see. Ideas shimmer on the edge of consciousness like a mirage only to disappear when I grasp for them. 
Writer's block is something I hear constantly. When I Googled Writer's Block, I got over
10 1/2 million hits. Apparently there are a lot of people who struggle with this condition.

When I Googled Writer's Block + Books, I only got 8 million hits. I'm guessing not all the hits were for different books, but I'm betting there are enough books on writer's block to fill up the bed of my truck.
The thing about it is, I've visited a ton of these sites, and I've read my share of these books and they all say the same thing. The condition is temporary. There's no need to fret. You should just write.
Don't evaluate, don't worry that what's coming out stinks worse than three day road kill whose last meal was garlic flavored potted meat.
Just write.
So tonight, that's what I'm doing. I'm writing because I know that tomorrow, I will have saved enough karmic equity to buy a decent idea about which I can write.
But tonight --- it's slim pickin's.
Y'all have a great weekend.

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  1. I'm right there with you...

  2. Anonymous9:24 PM

    It's funny. Every day I sit here at the keyboard first thing in the morning and think to myself, I have nothing to talk about today. By the end of the day I've posted maybe three or four times. It's all drivel but I had to get it out of my head. I don't believe in writers block. I do believe in verbal diarrhea. And I have it.

  3. I dont think I have experienced writers block yet. But... I hear alot about it. I guess I should be perpared for when it does occur.

  4. Well, I still enjoyed the post :-)

  5. And here I thought that Slim Pickens was a country western singer, or an actor.

    But what do I know? (Do NOT answer that!)

  6. Anonymous2:08 AM

    No worries..I think everyone has that..sometimes..or just even if it is I don't feel like it today(with me it can be days):)

  7. I think the more you force the writing the worse the block gets! So take a deep breath and relax!! The words will come when they are good and ready! Take care

  8. This is another reason I am not a writer. I read. Takes the pressure off me. And puts it on the writers like you.

    I didn't see the school vote reminder so I will go there and see if we still vote.

    Funny how you didn't think today's post was "writing", but it is.

  9. I appreciate & like the comment about Karmic Equity.

  10. .......whose last meal was garlic flavored potted meat AND anchovies.

    Ms Soup


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