Writer’s… something

I’ve been going through a bad spell the past few weeks. I can’t call it writer’s block, because I have a couple of in-progress projects on the go. And I can’t call it stagnation, because I have clear visions of where I want to take these projects (or, rather, where I hope they take me).Β 

Everything feels forced and meh. I’m someone who is easily bored and I dislike predictability. And that’s how the writing feels. Predictable. Stagnant. Am I writing a good story or am I stitching words together to build an adequate quilt?Β At the moment, neither. It’s frustrating. And this is neither a pity party nor am I fishing for compliments. I know I can write, and when it’s there, I can feel it. But I’m not feeling it. There is passion in my thoughts, but not on the page.

I know it will come back, it always has before. And I am my own worst critic, and that critic is telling me I should take up macrame.

Meantime, I’ll keep looking for that zone. For that… something.


31 thoughts on “Writer’s… something

    • Steven Baird July 16, 2015 / 10:19 am

      What a mess that would make. I have the coordination of a puppy knitting socks. And the attention span. πŸ™‚

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      • lbeth1950 July 16, 2015 / 10:39 am

        That’s me. Sometimes I can’t even finish a sentence!

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      • Steven Baird July 16, 2015 / 10:48 am

        Oh yes. I’ve definitely been parked at that stop sign. And trying to find the right word. Why hasn’t anyone invented the right word yet!

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  1. Laura (Createarteveryday) July 16, 2015 / 1:11 am

    What she ^^ said. Our critics stink. Maybe write a letter to your critic and tell him to shut his pie hole. As you said, it’ll pass.

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  2. Pleasant Street July 16, 2015 / 2:07 am

    It usually comes back when you’re not looking for it, like lightning

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      • Pleasant Street July 16, 2015 / 3:44 pm

        I’ve been blocked too lately in moving forward in my novels. I hope it’s a productive day for you.


  3. livedinitaly July 16, 2015 / 3:33 am

    I know how you feel. I am in the same position, multiple story lines started and suddenly nothing on any of them, just stagnation. The oldest is 6+ months sitting and gathering dust. 😦

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    • Steven Baird July 16, 2015 / 10:25 am

      The hardest part is waiting. A lot of writing is waiting and patience. Hang in there!

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  4. Jody July 16, 2015 / 4:29 am

    This too shall pass, my friend. With your writing skills I’d imagine you’d write amazing macrame blogs. πŸ˜‰

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    • Steven Baird July 16, 2015 / 10:28 am

      Thank you Jody. I’m thinking… macrame… car accident… a talking dog… robbery at the yarn store. Hmmm…. πŸ™‚

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      • Jody July 16, 2015 / 12:04 pm

        A dog, who is also an expert at macrame, is too busy talking on his cellphone and watching a car accident out the window he doesn’t see the masked men enter the back of his owner’s yarn store he’s supposed to be guarding…

        To be continued. πŸ˜‰

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      • Steven Baird July 17, 2015 / 2:18 pm

        Hey, you’re good at this. πŸ™‚


  5. longchaps2 July 23, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    When I was young and stupid I signed up for 4-H Macrame. I made an owl. Don’t ever try that. Ever.

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  6. Steven Baird July 23, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    You have my word. More of a chance I’d take up professional ballroom dancing. With a chicken. Sober. And brag about it.

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