My alarm goes off every day (except Sundays) at 4:15 a.m.; some mornings, I hit “snooze” more than once. I get up, make a cup of coffee, and start writing. Once in a while, there isn’t enough time to fully develop an idea and present it in a way that is acceptable to me.
I’ve never had a “writer’s block.” Before I was blogging six days a week, I was either writing in a journal, writing lengthy letters and e-mails to close friends, or writing “customer service letters” to praise or damn consumer goods and services. The only thing that has ever “blocked” me from writing is a lack of time; after all, there are only 24 hours in one day.
I have a lot of commitments at The Big Corporation this week and it’s going to take a Tom Brady laser-like focus to keep my eye on what’s important. Looking at the clock out of the corner of my laser-like eye, I see my publishing time approaching. Today is not the day I develop any one particular idea into something funny, heartwarming, or informative. I have lots of ideas; I just need more time.
Here is a short list of the topics and blog post titles I will be writing about in the next few weeks:
- LL Baumer
- The Cow Stampede
- Surf Free or Die
- Helen and the CSA
- Another Dream about Garbage
- Bringing in the Wood
- Manufacturing Sentences
- Planting Garlic
- Hiding in Time
- When You’re Tall
- The Black Dress Redux
- A Junior League of One
- Where Everyone Knows My Name
- The Day I Gave Up Tootsie Roll Pops
- Who is Earl Burner?
- Growing Cabbage
I’d also like to know who abandoned their big girl jeans over on The Farm.
Writing is a strange and obsessive craft. My brother wrote an interesting piece about it. Jim Baumer would be the first person to remind me of something our Uncle Rhiney used to tell him.
“Jimmie, Rome wasn’t built in a day.”