Friday, February 12, 2010

Writers block

Yep. I've got it bad.

I must be a true morning person, because any time I wake up at 4am I have no problem composing an eloquent blog in my head. Though, for the sake of my sanity, and everyone else's, I roll over & go back to sleep instead of writing. The thing is, by 8am, when our house is noisy again and the day has begun... the script in my head is gone.

I have about 4 different entries started... mostly as drafts on this page, but some still rattling around my head. They're rough & need work b/c they just aren't coming across as I had hoped. Ever have a thought that is so clear in your mind, yet when you try to find the words to express it you come up empty? That is my problem. Hence the writer's block.

I'm sure the two toddlers racing & screaming around this house distracts me a bit too. (I say the words "Hang on a sec, I'll be right there" about a hundred times a day) The cat that keeps walking between my keyboard & I doesn't help much either. He thinks my sitting down in front of the computer is an invitation to parade in front of me on the desk. This riles up our chocolate lab who is now resting his chin on my leg... looking up at me with big brown cow eyes. And so it goes.

So here's hoping for some quiet time to write & empty my head of these thoughts & blogs.
Stay tuned.


Babs said...

I've had so much trouble with writing that I've stopped blogging altogether. I think for me it felt too open. I don't feel okay with sharing my deepest self with anyone & everyone who might happen onto my blog. I surprise myself even saying that, but it's true. I also often try too hard...something will feel very strong when it's in my heart, but when I put it into words, it's not so strong at all...
So...I've quit trying. I just admire the people who do it well.

Jen said...

I've been feeling the exact same way, Aly (and Babs). Exactly. You probably thought twice about posting this one, even, but I'm so glad you did. Babs, I was JUST thinking about taking my blog down for these same reasons. I too admire the people who do it well, but I may not be one of them. I can't decide, though. Having it public makes me (sort of) accountable to keep it up, but it also hinders me because I feel like it needs to be perfect. Hmmm.