Funny old world, just as you think you’re on a roll, you land in a patch of mud. And where I live, we get really serious mud, the soapy slippery, boot sucking kind of mud that turns into concrete in summer. Full stop, the harder you pull at one boot, the deeper the other one sinks…..
So here I am with 33 drafts in my queue and nothing to write about, mind ambling about like birds that forgot the route to Africa. Right, so chill it, don’t write and do something else! “But then all my new friends will forget about me,” a small peevish voice mumbles at the back of my head. Besides, I like writing, and this blog was supposed to be a warm-up for something else entirely. So darnit, I’m going to write something today, I haven’t the faintest idea what it’ll be about, I’ll just let one sentence form after another, or even word by word. Which incidentally is a fun experiment in itself, try it! Decide on NO subject, just sit still, write the first word that forms without trying to control the next. Over and over. No second guessing, just wait in silence.
Can’t have a blog post without pictjers of course, so I get to fool around my very messy image library, or maybe even have a look at those 1000’s of photos that live outside the computer in dusty folders and boxes?
Kitten Arthur has developed new table manners here beside me, picking out one tiny bit, flicking it onto the table, chasing and catching it before eating. Well, I guess it keeps him out of other trouble, amuses me and now he needs a cuddle so I don’t have to think about writing… I keep his food on the windowsill here, so the bit fat guys don’t eat it, they’re on special slimline for neutered cats stuff. I just wish he’d stop trampling the keyboard on his way from here to there.
So anyway, I could write about autumn, and all the colour combinations that keep exploding inside my head. Or take a tour of websites and images that inspire me too. Or I could get dressed and go move some firewood into the shed. 😉 It’s looks like rain though, tea and random fall photos would do me just fine.
And now it seems I get to spend the day watching over a cat who will NOT pee in a special litter box for sampling whether she has an infection. Oh joy. And I saw another kitten online that I wanna wanna wanna get! For Arthur to chew on instead of my fingers…..
Enough rambling for today – nothing interesting seems to be happening in my brain – enjoy the pix while I go boil some cloths!
3 thoughts on “Blog block?”
Not knowing what to say but feeling you have to is the worse. All of a sudden you find it’s been a week or two since you have written and then it is hard to start again. I think it takes some dissapline to write and sadly I lack dissapline ; ) fortunately just when writers block have settled in it can disappear and you find yourself writing again.
I really enjoy writing, but I’ve been so focused on writing about my projects, that I’m completely out of sync with other stuff, now that they’re in various stages of not quite ready to show off. But you’re right it’s silly to feel that you “have to”. Either you have something to say or you don’t. 😉 I just have to go with the flow I guess.
I agree having “nothing to write about” can sometimes be a wonderful opportunity to listen what sort of things just spontaneously emerge. If you can remove the pressure, it can be like a meditation, a great creative exercise.