Lots Of Noise About Nothing

These are the types of posts I hate. Oh, it’s partly self-pity and complaining, partly a place-holder, partly just crap because I have nothing else to post.

Well, it’s not that I don’t have anything else to post, actually, it’s that I can’t seen to get my ideas fully formed. I have a couple of drafts but they aren’t fully formed. More like ideas rather than posts in need of editing. And not even fully formed ideas.

But I have to write. Instead of sitting here in front of the computer and do nothing, I should be writing. Well, typing, but you get the idea.

Creativity in this medium is a process, and at times I struggle. Right now I shouldn’t be struggling. I could post about how exciting it was to watch the Super Bowl with my kids as our Seattle Seahawks won. But I don’t feel I would be contributing anything original. I could write about how my 3 year old is enjoying pre-school, but that is interesting only to me as his parent.

I have several music oriented posts I’d like to write up. I posted a bit about my recent trip to Boston and seeing the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, but I still have something to say about the band and what the music means to me. I just can’t seem to get it out.

So what am I doing? I have to post. Inertia. Forward movement. The more I don’t blog, the easier it is to keep not blogging (grammar be damned).

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8 Responses to Lots Of Noise About Nothing

  1. madmup says:

    I hear ya, man. It’s tough some days. Keep plugging away!

  2. seattledad says:

    I can’t really pin down when this happens to me, but it usually stems from busy times at work which happen a lot. Sometimes the creative process just isn’t there. Thankfully it usually comes back after not too long. Sometimes I have to power through and write anyway to spark myself. Reading others posts helps too.

    I’m sure you will be gang busters again soon.

  3. @supersahd says:

    I’ve been in a writers funk all since Christmas. It’s tough. But write your way out of it!

    • Daniel monk Pelfrey says:

      I’m working on it. I want to get to a point where I’m dissatisfied with my work but either happy enough with it or desperate enough to post it rather than simply hating everything and deleting it as I write it.

  4. Jason ElRite says:

    Ask any basketball player, the only way to get through a slump is to keep shooting.

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