The Wall

I have a post for today.

It's written out and everything. Even semi-well-supported. No pictures, but hey, win some -- you know how it goes.

It's about writing. About the dynamic between obligation and inspiration. Timely, too, because a couple of other writing blogs I follow have hit on this recently - an actual coincidence, but a cool one.


There's always a but.

Something happened this week.

I don't know what it was. I can look at my productivity across all areas of my life, though, and see the same trend: down. I retrace my steps and find the most ridiculous mistakes. I keep forgetting things. Motivation is Zero. 

Every time I sit down to write, I edit, or wander away, or sleep, or come up with something else to do.

I feel like there's a rock between my ears instead of a brain. There are things I want to say, but the words fall into some dark space between neurons and fingertips. Probably the place where socks go when they don't come out of the dryer.

On the bright side, change is in the air. 

Today is already better.


  1. That's definitely positive thinking. We all stumble sometimes, but I don't think I would love writing that much if it was easy. :)

  2. Oh, good. I'm glad today is better! I definitely go through that too. Sometimes I just need inspiration and need to read about others making it to keep myself going, or a critique swap gets me remotivated, or sometimes I just need a break, for real.

  3. Oh, I can relate for sure. Most people can. In fact, I felt like my whole life hit a wall last year - everything but my blog.

    It might be winter is just not the most creative time of the year.

    Everything passes. This will pass too.

  4. Gah! I can so relate, lately. I really have to concentrate to get to my writing. Doesn't help that I'm at a bit of a stuck spot, but I think I'm powering through it. Good luck to you to keep on keeping on!