I have been a very bad girl. A very bad blogger. I have gone a very long time without writing anything about anything. If it makes any difference, I have thought about it often. Daily actually. But honestly, I’m feeling kind of un-inspired lately.
So what is this blog of mine about? Books. I’ve been reading, some wonderful books actually. I’ve read some amazing books since the last time I wrote about books.
Food. I’ve cooked some good food, tried some new recipes, eaten in some great restaurants, all since the last time I wrote about food.
Life. Well, it goes on, doesn’t it? My life is not boring, I’ve got lots of stuff going on, in my family, in my life, the changes my son is going through this year. I’ve experienced all kinds of new things and had a trillion or more thoughts since the last time I wrote about life in general.
So what’s my problem? It’s writer’s block. I am a writer by nature. I write everything down. I’ve kept a journal off and on since I was a little girl. I’ve written poetry, short stories, I now journal on my iPad. Except lately. Every time I sit down to do a journal entry, or think about writing on this blog, my mind clears. Literally clears. Not like clarity, but clears as in completely clears out! I can think of nothing meaningful to say. I have had times in the past where I thought I had writer’s block, but nothing like this. You see movies with authors sitting at their typewriters or computers, pulling their hair out, developing a facial tic, strung out on coffee and the stress of this condition. Never did I think that it would be me, scratching the top of my head, watching the cursor on the screen blink at me. Blink…blink….blink….every blink is like a bomb going off in my head. Like an accusation. Like ha…ha…ha…ha…you can’t think of a f***ing thing to say!!
So what do I decide to do? Well, after leaving it for months, I’ve decided to write about my writer’s block. Typical, I’d say. I thought it would be a starting point. I’m hoping that this will be like taking the lid off a bottle of pop that has been shaken to the point where it’s ready to explode. Everything comes spraying out all over the place, spilling out because it can’t be contained.
So hopefully this is the start of something good. Maybe I’m back on track. Maybe tomorrow I’ll knock out a brilliant post that will go viral or something. In the meantime, to those poor souls that have read this blubbering mess of a blog entry, I apologize. I’m sorry for using you and your valuable time to hopefully kick start my brain and get the old creative juices flowing again.
Yes, the 50 Shades trilogy were among the books I’ve read lately. If that’s not a blog entry in the making, I don’t know what is. 😉