Okay…I admit it. I don’t feel like blogging today. I don’t feel like writing today.
I’ve been working on my new booklet, but it’s been slow going. I should have gotten a lot more done than I have. I’ve stuck with it for several hours, however, and at least I’ve gotten something done. Sometimes as a nonfiction writer you can only say for the work you’ve done , “I persevered. I stayed in front of the computer, and I wrote. I don’t know if what I wrote is good, but I put one word after the other.” That I did. (Remember NaNoWriMo is NOT about good writing; it’s just about writing 50,000 words. I haven’t even asked you to write a certain number of words. I’ve just challenged you to write and finish a project this month.)
Here’s the deal: I’m jet lagged. I flew all the way across the country and back in four days. My body is sore from sitting so much (six hours on a plane plus an hour and a half in a car to get to and from the airport and two hours waiting to board the plane). And now I’m sitting again, this time in front of my computer.
I’ve got a big work week ahead of me, plus I’ve got lots of things to handle for my children. On top of that, my husband and I have some stress factors to deal with concerning his employment situation. All in all, I’d like to just crawl into a hole rather than write a blog or a booklet. I love my clients, but at this moment, I don’t feel like editing either. I want to sleep or read or watch TV or stare into space. I want to do anything but write.
In addition, I can’t think of one interesting subject to write about at this particular moment. I wouldn’t say I’ve got writer’s block. I could write if I knew what to write about. I’ve got idea block.
I keep wondering if anyone is reading this blog anymore…If you are, why don’t you send along a comment asking me to cover a specific topic? That would be helpful. I’ve got one more week to go, and, actually, I’d love to write about something important to you (if it’s a subject I feel competent to cover) rather than something I think might be important or helpful to you.
That’s it for today, folks. I’m just not inspired. It’s one of those days. We all have them. At least I tried. I sat down. I wrote something. (I did work on my Write Nonfiction in November writing project, which I really need to do more work on if I’m to finish it in the next week. This blog has become my Write Nonfiction in November writing project…I guess I’ll be able to say I completed that. I know I missed a few days, but I did blog almost all month. Well, I do have a week to go…and I do want to finish that booklet, so off I go to write a bit more.)