perils with writing and whatnot
Yes, it’s April Fool’s Day. Conversely, this doesn’t mean my post today is funny. I never really have understood the reason for having a day like this one. Usually it’s meant someone’s going to pull a joke on me that’s going to make me feel angry to the point of being enraged. Do you understand the meaning of this day?
Somewhere in the muck of not having my computer and being sick last week, I’ve lost my inspiration I need to write posts of any sort of passion. Maybe I never had it to begin with, but only you could determine that.
No, it isn’t writer’s block, not by any stretch of the imagination. I’m still working diligently and with ambition on my writing project. True, I’m seeing some things in my story now that I want to change completely. I was hoping that this wouldn’t happen only a fourth way into my first draft but I can’t stop my mind for churning up ideas that make more sense to me than what I’ve written so far.
Do other writers have this problem? Is this what it means when a story goes stagnant on you? If any of this is true, then I don’t feel so bad about the dilemma I’m in at the moment.
One thing that may help could be to go to my online writing group. If there are people there currently going through the same tribulations, I will feel better about things. As they say, misery loves company.
Of course, this trouble would have to happen when I can’t contact my writing buddy, Tess. She’s off gallivanting around in China until the end of April. If she were in her house up in Canada, I’d be writing her an email telling her of my woes. Knowing her, she’d be adequately sympathetic and then would give me suggestions on how to get out of this funk.
All of this could have something to do with my mood too. Actually, this is more of a no-brainer, isn’t it? After having a messed up CPU and then being physically sick, I would think there are others who would have some problems with inspiration as well. On top of the PC thing and feeling ill, it rained almost the entire time last week. Today the sunrise is streaming through the window here in the ‘computer room’. The temperatures are supposed to get into the 70s this week with sunshine. There isn’t any rain in the forecast so far until Friday, and even then, the temperatures aren’t supposed to plummet down past 60 during the day. This means some relaxing time outside with some Mr. Vitamin D.
After writing the above rant, I am feeling a little better. Maybe my passion has gotten clogged up with gunk, like a water pipe would, making the flow snail-slow. Should I be thinking of the changes I keep thinking about for my story as Draino? You have to admit, the analogy is there.
Yes, I’m feeling better about things now. Thanks for being here for me to rant to; it helps tremendously. I should have something better for you than this dribble by Saturday.
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