Spring Writer’s Slump

I “started out strong” with today’s post.  I was up at 5:00 a.m., writing as soon as my coffee was done.  I didn’t procrastinate or get sidetracked by reading a book.  Somewhere along the line, though, I got bogged down.  I was 514 words into the post and it wasn’t “working.”  I kept at it for a few more hours, but I couldn’t “ship it.”

It had to do with themes of life and death and the interconnected nature of it all.  I’ve blogged about it before.  But the opening theme of the post didn’t work with the body of the thing and I knew my old high school writing teachers would be shaking their heads and reaching for their red pens.

I think I’m in a spring writer’s slump.

Another View

What is the old Ray Kroc quote about “green and growing?”  At least something around here is green.

And speaking of men of Ray Kroc’s generation, you should read my brother’s blog tomorrow.  He’s writing about Colonel Sanders.

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1 Response to Spring Writer’s Slump

  1. Jim says:

    I always appreciate that you mention my writing/blogging. Thank you!

    Don’t despair. Writing is hard and writing on schedule is even harder—that’s why so few people do it and keep at it. Then, to do it for more than a season and deliver quality is even rarer.

    Keep on writing, even if the posts are shorter and mean little to anyone other than you.

    The Colonel is a great example to anyone thinking about hanging it up sooner than they should.

    Even the best hitters in the Bigs have slumps. My experience is that on the backside of any writing down period, is some damn good content.

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