What do you say when you feel like you have nothing to say?
You sit at your desk or on your couch and stare seemingly
mindlessly at a computer screen void of characters or thoughts
and wonder what to do next. I'm sitting here, you think, at least
trying whip up some sort of literary delight, something inspiring,
something thought provoking. Yet nothing comes.
This describes me perfectly this week. I've sat down many times
to write this post, but currently I feel completely unoriginal and
uninspired. I'd much rather curl up with my Boxer-Schnauzer mix,
Hobbes, and dream the afternoon away. The soft sounds of strings
and piano from my son's lullaby CD only encourage my sleepy state.
Yet a writer must write, right? Despite how we feel or what we
may think, we must write, even if we think we have nothing to say.
It comes down to self discipline. We all have God-given talents,
and we must exercise them. I don't know if practice really makes
perfect, but is sure helps. Because blogging forces we who are
aspiring authors to accountability with ourselves and others,
I consider it essential to those of us attempting to break into the
literary world. It's Tuesday, I think to myself, it's been a week.
I have to write something... .
Beyond the dullness fogging my mind I know there is more. Colorful
creativity and playful prose are waiting for me to break through walls
of mediocrity and melancholy, walls otherwise known at writer's block.
Will I succumb to these walls that attempt to intimidate? Not a bit. After
all, a writer must write.
Does anyone else ever struggle with brainstorming fun and interesting
topics to blog or write about? How do you combat non-inspired times?