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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Writer's block

Yes, it has hit me with a vengeance. Writer’s block.


That’s why I haven’t been here for awhile. I couldn’t think of anything to write about. So I spent my evenings lying on the sofa watching bad television and trying to think of what to write.

After all my days are fairly monotonous and bordering on being boring. I get up; I wake up my boys, make coffee, make lunches, get dressed and go to work. The bulk of my day is spent at a computer, I then leave for home, usually stopping at the supermarket on the way. I get home, get changed, make dinner, and put some laundry on and end up lying on the sofa watching bad television.

Oh – and this past week I varied the routine slightly. I added in helping my youngest son revise for his exams. Mind you I don’t think I helped at all because his responses weren’t as enthusiastic as I’d like them to be. After all I kind of liked “A Streetcar Named Desire” and the film he had to watch was pretty good. Then again, I like English.

I took my son to the surgeon too and he definitely needs surgery on his shoulder. It will be rather expensive, but we will cope. I find that the only way to face these situations is head on with determination. Well, it’s the only way I know anyway. Head on like a bull at a gate.

So there you go. And here I go, back to the sofa to watch some more bad television. Isn’t life wonderful!

8 comments:

  1. Sometimes it's just like this yes? Your creative-self is holing up and reconfiguring. You'll be back stronger than ever.

    Wasn't 'Streetcar Named Desire' great? Love that film.

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  2. Cassandra, one of my dearest friends is a writer and I've seen first hand writer's block. It's not fun.
    I know for me, when I need inspiration I go get in elsewhere in another form. Be it sitting at Starbucks or taking pictures. Sometimes it comes from one word. http://beyondthekitchenwindow.blogspot.com/2010/09/word-of-day-imago.html

    You just never know... But I wish you a quick and speedy recovery from the writer block blues.
    Hang in!
    Jamie

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  3. Any kind of block usually responds to stimulation and inspiration. Bad t.v. won't help. Walk around the neighborhood....go for a swim.....browse a book store. Just get active. Happens all the time...BUT..... We are in charge of our own destiny.......

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  4. I watch my bad television on DVD now.

    How long will he be out with the shoulder?

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  5. i agree with Susan. sugg that you take a camera and choose a place to wall . this might get you out of the dumps. if this doesn't work go to another place. i think you have a block, because you maybe feeling down. when i read blogs, i try to challange myself to look at different subjects or a different way tp present vs another person. you can do this.take care. rose

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  6. I've been in the same boat....can't think of a thing to say! My daughter said I should put the picture of Forrest Gump on the park bench and title the post..."That's all I got to say about that".....funny!
    Maybe some topics will pop up for us..until then have a good day (or night) I watch lots of TV too!

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  7. We don't need brilliant or clever writing, just a little slice of what you are thinking or feeling. I read blogs to get to know people.

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  8. Deborah - the more I read "Streetcar", the more I realise how well written it was.

    Jamie - thank you! I think my conversation with friends last night has unleashed my writer's block!

    Susan - very true! and I'm feeling like I should take hold of my destiny and do something with it!

    Domestic - 3 months after surgery until he can play sport again. Surgery will be just before Christmas.

    Rose -unfortunately I don't own a camera!

    nanny - your daughter sounds like fun!

    Kazzy - Well, I guess I like to write about relevant topics, and my writers block seemed to stop me from thinking and feeling as well. Hopefully its now in the past!

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