I know from my reading of other blogs, that many bloggers at times, sit at their screens desperately waiting for inspiration of what to write about that day. I don’t do that. I don’t even actually get as far as sitting at my screen unless I have something specific on my mind that I want to share with you. Any less than that, and I think that I am being unfair on you, my readers. But that’s me, sometimes a little different.
Anyway I haven’t been sitting at my screen, and it hasn’t been because I have nothing to say. Actually if you looked at my ‘drafts’ folder you would see that I have lots of things I want to say. Getting the ideas is not the problem. They are flowing thick and fast. My problem is that I am having great trouble getting from the idea, through to having a presentable post for you.
I guess this is my version of writer’s block. Probably if we could all meet for coffee (and tea, for those of that persuasion) I could tell you what I’ve been thinking. But I just can’t get it onto the screen right now.
Other things in my life suggest to me that I am perhaps a little depressed right now. It’s not crisis material, just time to take care of myself for a bit. So if I’m not posting at what once was my regularity, then don’t worry, I will be back soon.
“If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.”
― Hilary Mantel