Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I've got blog block

I've been sitting here for a while trying to come up with a good topic to blog about, and everything I start to write seems to fizzle.

I think my brain may be a bit fried from the effort. I tried to write about the value of 'talking shop' with other authors, the plot versus character-driven story, the fine art of procrastination...and while I think all those topics are interesting, none of them is sparking any particularly coherent thoughts.

Do you have days like that? Every paragraph I've written today started out strong and ended unimpressively. I've been mixing metaphors and dangling participles for half an hour and nothing makes king much sense, so on that note, I think I will give up for the day and find a pleasantly mindless game to occupy my overworked mind for a while. Maybe some Solitaire or Free Cell...anything that doesn't require me to make much of a point, because it's just isn't in me today.

I promise I'll be better next week when we talk about the worlds we've created in our stories. I have some good material for that. Today, I got nuthin'.

2 comments:

MK Mancos/Kathleen Scott said...

I hear ya, sister!!!

I had an idea for a story running through my head yesterday. A contemporary. My Osceola Park story lines. Kate Davison persona. I already had the opening line.
I already had the opening line.
I already had the opening line.

-What I'm trying to say is, everything after that was shit. Complete and utter. I had no talent for writing yesterday. I didn't even work on the projects I've been doing because it would have been a waste of time. This way, I at least get to say - Yes, I wrote on Thursday. It was a story idea only, but it was still writing.

-Kat

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

I'm glad I wasn't the only one. I felt utterly befuddled the other day and everything I wrote sounded just awful to my ears, so I gave up. Sometimes it's better to just go watch American Idol. LOL.