In the last 19 days I've written 5 blog posts.
Where the hella re they you might ask?
Well, I got so far as to post two of them but I pulled 'em off shortly thereafter. They didn't quite convey the feeling or sentiment I wanted.
Here lately my writing has followed that same path. I write lots of words, only to delete them later on.
Okay, I don't actually delete them. I stopped doing that years ago after realizing that the mood, the notion, the aura I've captured might not be right for this project but it could be used somewhere else. That's right folks I am a word hoarder. I have an entire computer folder stocked full of discarded bits of stories, plotlines, and wayward thoughts. I have later used many of these passages in a differnet spot so I beleive in the practice.
My current issue is with the fact that this file is growing faster than pile of ex GOP candidates.
And my works in progress are not.
Is this due t me being in a real writing slump. Or an imagined one? Am I too critical of myself, or just being true about what I'm creating?
Hell if I know. It's now that I miss my old critique group. Over the last years my group dwindled but sadly the three of us that remain never get together and that is mostly my fault. You see time has become my enemy. People used to ask me how I found time to write, work full time, be a dad, a husband, blog, tweet, facebook and still breath comfortably.
Now I too am asking, how the hell did I get all of that done. Of course, some measure of success has muddied the water. I have my promo stuff for the feedstore chronicles, my freelance gig writing football stories, and I've been busy fulfilling tasks for the reality show. (no, nothing is settled, but I am still optimistic that I will be able to share news soon) So here I am at what should be the tail end of yet another post that I'm not sure is worth posting.
But I'm going to do it anyway, hoping it will relived the pressure of a 19 day dry spell so that I can think about the next post instead of the the slew of ones that I let slip away.