At a loss for words?


I woke up this morning kind of annoyed and not really in the mood to write, which is odd, because I am always in the mood to write! Most days, I have something in my head waiting to be expressed, but this morning I seem to be drawing a blank.

Normally, when I feel like this, I just skip the writing or wait until later in the day. However, this is one of the ways that I set myself up for a good day. Yesterday my post was about the Soldiers who showed a complete and total lack of judgement and compassion. I was angry about it, and rather than let it sit in my head all day and tarnish my mood, I wrote about it and was able to give it up and move on.

This morning I am feeling a little blank. As I sat here staring at the cursor blinking away at me; daring me to write something I just sort of let myself be mesmerized by it. Maybe I need another cup of coffee…

Then I saw the quote posted above and reminded myself of how I used to sit frustrated with my life or my moods, but never did anything about it. “The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again while expecting a different result.” So rather than skipping a blog post this morning, I decided to just sit down and write. No agenda, just rambling away. I realize that I don’t need some great inspiration each day, or to impart profound wisdom on the masses (lol); what I need to do is simply not quit. Sounds easy right?

What do you do when you lack motivation? Or if you are also a writer, when you lack inspiration? Do you sit back on your haunches and wait for something to happen? Do you act anyway in the hopes that something will come?

Regardless of what today brings, I have made a decision to act. To keep moving even if I don’t “feel it.” Waiting has never accomplished anything for me previously, and there is no reason to wait today. Today I will do something different and fight through the blank mood.

What will you do today to change your life or attitude?


2 thoughts on “At a loss for words?”

  1. Facing a blank screen used to be so intimidating to me so I understand. The only way I could get past it was to go read other blogs for a while, or research a topic that I had been wondering about. Usually, a word or phrase will resonate, and off I go. It doesn’t have to be earth-shattering insights to be a good blog post. So just write. 🙂

  2. When I’m not really inspired, I tend to do something else (usually going for a walk). But it also depends on what I’m writing. If it’s for my blog, I’ll come back to it at the end of the day and hope I’ve come up with something. Otherwise I just skip blogging that day. If it’s my fiction, I have to force myself to work. Once I get into the habit of writing for an hour or so each day, I don’t even worry about inspiration. I just write.

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