Brain Jerky Anyone?

I’ve reached a standstill with my writing. I’ve written nothing creative for about two weeks. I may be overreacting, I’m not sure yet, but I’m frightened nonetheless.

Time was I would’ve been afraid of the block, now however, I’m afraid of writing. I’m honestly afraid of my own words as they form sentences and cohesion to a story. I’m hoping it is just a mood, but I’m not entirely certain what the cause might be in truth.

I sit to write, and I can barely even think, my hands get sweaty, my mind races, and I have no idea where to even start. There are three or four major pieces I’ve been contemplating writing for a while, and I’ve no idea what to write on any of them, in the past this meant I could write some poetry to occupy myself in the interim, not so currently.

I’ve nothing to occupy myself as far as writing goes, and it frightens me. I can’t quite discern if the fear comes from my lack of interest in my subjects, or that I can’t seem to nail anything down into words. I’m even at a loss for words now; everything I put together feels so dry and lackluster.

I need a great big ladle of gravy full of bits of words and thoughts that soothe and juice up my dried-out mind. Of course that might lead to someone wanting to eat out my skull because I smell like tasty gravy, but it is a chance I’m willing to take.

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2 Responses to Brain Jerky Anyone?

  1. LadyLitBlitzin says:

    I gather are a creative writer — how often do you usually write? (Other than blogging.)

    I know I have gone through long periods where I felt like I was in your shoes with my fiction. With lots of false starts and stories that didn’t feel “right,” so they’d just fade off. Thank goodness, those phases always did pass, though. These days I have been prolific (though how much of it is really good, I’m not so sure, ha…)

    Good luck!

  2. girlzoot says:

    I try to write three times a week, that way I can space it out and do what I feel like doing at the moment. I’m hoping to get back on track this weekend, but I’m not holding my breath.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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