Talking about Nothing

I don’t have a particular topic to talk about today so we’re going to discuss two subjects that I know way too much about: Frustration and Lack of Inspiration.

I know what you’re thinking. Wallace? Unmotivated? Uninspired? Yes, it happens and unfortunately, a lot more often that I personally would prefer. There are days when I am burning up the track on writing projects. The words are flowing like water, the coffee tastes like…well coffee, and all is right with the world.

Then *dun-dun-dun* there are the days when glaciers move faster than my willingness to write and the more I try to power through, the less gets done. This condition isn’t the same as being Stonewalled. Nope, this is the kind of situation where Inspiration is waving bye-bye and taking Motivation and Passion along with it. I can’t even blame this on Writer’s Block because the scene ideas are still there at the forefront of my mind, but the signals aren’t making the proper connection from my head to my hands.

Obviously, it’s not a hopeless condition because I’m writing this article today. I’m considering hiring someone to stand behind me with a cattle prod and give me a motivating jolt when it appears that I’m not focusing, but that might be a little extreme. Or not…hehe.

So, I sit here at the keyboard and read what I’ve written over the past few days in hopes that something will spark a neuron or synapse and get things in gear. Thankfully, the only deadlines on me at the moment are self-imposed so I have that going for me.

Did I forget to mention how great it is to be a writer? Okay, it’s pretty cool to do what I do, but I haven’t reached the Champagne and Accolades Point just yet. Anyway, 307 words of meandering and hopefully entertaining stuff.

Of course, there’s always tomorrow. 😉


8 thoughts on “Talking about Nothing

  1. I’ve been dealing with this a lot lately. It seems my inspiration comes from being busy. If I start to slack off in some areas I become a total couch potato and get NOTHING done. It’s either all cylinders or none. And it’s hard to rev up again after a long absence from productivity.

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