Writer’s block sucks. Maybe if I write about not writing (yes, I am fully aware of the irony) it might help me “break through” this. Sort of a “live blogging” or stream of consciousness type of thing, maybe if I put down my thoughts as they come out about my frustration, I can guide them into some sort of cohesive … something to help this derailed thought process train get back on the tracks.
Wow, this writer’s block is so bad my “go to” metaphors are sucking even worse than usual.
I have no posts or reviews to update the website with tomorrow. I have to have something, but nothing is coming out. It was tough over the weekend to get stuff written, but I attributed the lack of productivity to the hectic schedule of daily life. Most people look forward to the weekend, but I don’t, because I actually get less done on the weekend. This last weekend was even less productive than usual. Saturday I had an all day meeting for the Knights of Columbus. Sunday my local chapter held a fundraising pancake breakfast for the youth programs. In the afternoon I finally took down (most of) the Christmas lights from outside the house. Little time left to be able to sit and gather my thoughts, let alone get the writing done.
This morning as I sit, I try to start on one thing, and either can’t or fail to get past the first sentence. It’s a very frustrating prospect. The pressure to produce is giving me a headache, which itself isn’t helping any. I need to have something to update the website with tomorrow, and I have several reviews that are either past due or due.
Army of Two: The 40th Day (Xbox 360)
The Green Berets (Blu-ray)
Blog about PR (part 1 of several)
Guinness Book of World Records Gamers Edition (book)
500 Days of Summer (Blu-ray)
Super Friends Season One Volume 1 (DVD)
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (DVD)
Holes in my Shoes (DVD)
Blog post about new phone
Guitar Hero Van Halen (Xbox 360)
There are others, but those are the items I have to write up, as in now. Other reviews aren’t ready to be written because I haven’t finished watching the movie or played the game yet. Not like that isn’t a bit of a slouch as far as writing is concerned. And usually the movie/DVD/Blu-ray reviews are easier for me to write. I don’t know why I’m having such a hard time right now.
Most of the website is done by me, where I update the news by myself, and looking at the front page of the website (as I type this out) of the 28 items in the “features” section, 5 are not written by me. Why do I mention this? I don’t know. But I am keenly aware that I need to get something written and posted. Especially since today is a holiday, over the course of the 3 day weekend I should have more than one lame half-hearted attempt at an excuse of a blog post to show for it.
No, I’m not trying to generate sympathy, just work through my frustration, which is growing.
I don’t usually get writer’s block, so it’s especially debilitating and infuriating when it happens. I’ve written this blog post for over an hour now, and it isn’t helping. Maybe I should spend the rest of the day playing games and take tomorrow off to get stuff written up and start updating the website again on Wednesday. Unfortunately, if I do that, then I’m afraid I’ll just be delaying what I’m going through today and will find myself in exactly the same position. I think I was beginning to get writer’s block Saturday morning, but allowed myself to get caught up in the various events to sort of “excuse” it. It would be nice if I had somebody else to cover for me so that I could actually take a couple of days off to just play games and figure out where to go from here. The news won’t post itself and I have too many reviews that won’t get written if I don’t do them. Yeah, I know, I’m whining. Just putting down what’s in my head. Sorry. You shouldn’t’ have read this far anyway. This blog post is for me, not you. Go ahead and keep reading if you want though. I don’t know how it’s going to end.
Maybe I can write a little bit about how my other laptop has been “bricked” and rendered useless. Heck, that’s even dull to me.
I have nothing to say. Usually I’m fine with that, but in this case, I have several items upon which I need to not only have an opinion but convey it.
Well, not even a long shower, followed by a trip to go have breakfast for lunch cured my writer’s block. I’m still stuck several hours later. I’m afraid my next few reviews will just suck. I started writing this, for lack of a better term, blog post at about 8 this morning. It is now 2:30 in the afternoon, and need to get something done for the website instead of staring at the screen of my computer wishing that things would improve.