In talking this out with my daughter the other day, my author daughter, we recognized that consistency is sometimes the key to working through writer's block. It may not be amazing stuff we're writing during that time, but simply practicing the skill will help dig us out of a funk.
So here I am. I am writing.
|Hail in my hair on a recent hike.|
You don't want to hear my political rants. (A socialist, a prick, a criminal and a Canadian are our top four presidential candidates?? What a circus!)
I'd get tired of reading about some other woman's pregnancy. (My mother-in-law, mother of nine, reassured me last night when she said that the anxiety and fear of delivery gets worse with each pregnancy. I don't know why that reassured me, but maybe it reminded me that even though I've done this a lot and I clearly remember the pain of each one, I have survived them all!)
Other people do recipes, cleaning, and organization much better than I do. (I have taught each of my children to cook for themselves at a very young age because I don't want to be a slave to their stomachs. I make the more complex dishes and prepare breakfast and dinner most days, but lunch? Make a sandwich, eggs, canned soup, boxed noodles or something else that doesn't require me! Recently, I've been fending off complaints that there aren't three squares a day, sitting on the table at a prescribed time. Talk about getting my dander up!)
I have no projects to present. (Building the house took it all out of me, followed by a difficult first trimester and being out of money. This is a problem because our contractor didn't finish the house and there are a lot of projects of varying necessity just waiting for me to get my rear in gear. I'd rather sit here and be grumpy about it than get 'er done. L.A.Z.Y.)
My camera stinks. (Without a picture to inspire me or THE picture I need to explain something, I get stuck.)
So, that's that. I'm sorry I am lame, but I've made a commitment to be lame no more. Tomorrow is Palm Sunday and I'm looking forward to a week of inspiration with my family. I'm writing, no matter what, and I hope I will find something to say!