Monday, March 7, 2011

Sanguine Something or Other

I’m not dead.  I don’t think.

Writers_Block_1I haven’t been blogging lately.  Haven’t been doing much of anything, in fact.  I’m on vacation, you see; I go back Thursday.  I thought I’d spend a good part of my time off work putting together some posts when I wasn’t kicking out page after page of my WIP.  There’s just been the one problem, though.

I don’t have much to write about these days.

I started this blog as sort of an online journal, a written record of journey as a writer: querying, revising, starting new projects, building a platform.  The thing is, I haven’t done any of that lately.  And for the first time in months, it’s not because I haven’t had the time.  I just haven’t felt very literary lately.  I don’t know why.  Aside from doing some work around the house, I haven’t done much of anything.  Maybe it’s because for the past few months I’ve been so busy I could hardly think, so when I finally get a chance to breathe, my mind and body have ganged up on me and refused to participate in anything remotely resembling activity.

Don’t worry though, I’ll snap out of it.  I can coerce mind and body into functioning again – I have dirt on them.  Soon the words will flow, and soon I’ll be back at work, time off once again nothing more than the hint of a distant land on the horizon.  It’s okay, though.  I seem to do my best when I’m overwhelmed.  

Go figure.

18 comments:

  1. Sometimes we just need to put our minds in storage mode!

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  2. Hope you get your blogging muse back.

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  3. I agree with Joanne. Sometimes we need a break. Mine was in February--all I really accomplished was blogging. My WIP was worried that I'd abandoned the whole idea, but not to worry, I'm back to work.

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  4. Hey, I hit that point last summer! Still working my way back into writing. It will happen.

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  5. Good to have you back Dan. I thought you have given yourself to the demon of blogfests for a while.

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  6. that's the exact reason i took a short blogging break. Even my good ideas were rubbing me the wrong way

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  7. Good luck with getting into the literary swing of things.

    :-)

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  8. After a long break you'll be missing all of us and feel the need to get back at it. Take you're time, we'll all be here when you get back.

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  9. I'm in the same boat. Here's hoping it ends soon!

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  10. We're not dead, either. We just play dead on TV. Or something like that....good luck!
    erica

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  11. Usually when I allow myself to take a break and do anything other than writing, the words sneak back in.

    Hope it works the same for you too!

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  12. Hi groupie,

    I've given you two awards at my blog. Check it out.

    Zan Marie

    www.intheshadeofthecherrytree.blogspot.com

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  13. Maybe your muses just needed a vaca too! I'm sure they had a great time, little umbrellas in their drinks, and are back and ready to inspire you! :-)

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  14. Sometimes writing prompts or exercises help. One method I use is combining elements from stories in my back closet. I'm sure you will get back to writing soon.

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  15. No worries. I am taking off next week for Florida for a vacation because I need to recharge for a bit too. I know how you feel. Sometimes I have a lot on my mind and sometimes I just have nothing to say. It depends on the mood. lol

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  16. Hi Dan,

    I wanted to pop over and say how much I appreciated your thoughtful response to my 'Author Vs Author' post last week. Reader insight is the entire reason I post those kinds of things, so it means a lot when people take the time to share.

    As for blogging, I wouldn't worry too much. It tends to evolve over time. I started out thinking I'd blog in a certain fashion, and it has changed 2 or 3 times over the course of a year.

    Just keep posting about things you think are interesting, relate it back to writing (or whatever central theme you choose) and get ideas from other bloggers.

    EJ

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  17. I think this happens in some form to everyone at various times. The body and mind will regroup after some restful kindness and you'll be up and running again.

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  18. I'm in the same boat, just don't know what to write about any more :( Hopefully, it'll come back soon:)

    And congratulations on your awards. Well deserved!

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