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I made no writing progress after Tuesday.

I know that "I just wasn’t feeling it" isn’t a great excuse, but there is it. I don’t approve of the mystification of the writing process; it undermines the reality that it’s hard work. But I’ve always felt that writing is more of a calling than a job. The problem with callings is that they are somewhat based on faith. Faith is shakable. Doubts occur, even in the devout. So, I’ve been feeling doubtful and decided to take a couple days off. I’ll get back to it on Monday. I’ll try to make up some of the words this week and the rest at the end.

Otherwise, my week was pretty good. Wednesday ultimate was canceled due to the cold and the wind. It’s been around the 40 degree mark most of this week with Tuesday and Wednesday being gusty as well. Little rain though. Wednesday evening, Casey held a surprise party for Reif’s birthday, which was an event on my plate that I couldn’t very well mention. Fun party, the first surprise party I’ve ever been involved with. Thursday was the first night of league. Eric’s team trounced mine. My offense was decent, but it was rough trying to cover Angel or Emily on D. The temperatures were still cold, but there was no wind. Last night was dinner at Lolo’s Chicken & Waffles for Jeff’s birthday. Lolo’s is aptly described at ghetto-fabulous. The food was tasty, the company was good. Eric and I followed to Fat Tuesday’s, but headed home early, "old people" style.

Today, I’ve been relaxing. I made banana bread, watched some basketball, napped and read.


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

5 thoughts on “Irregular

  1. Don’t feel bad if you miss a few days writing. Sometimes you need to let the well refill. Your subconscious is still writing, even when you are napping. πŸ™‚

  2. I think you’re absolutely correct about writing being a calling. And even if you try to approach it entirely rationally, there are some days the words are stubborn and hidden. Not sure what else to say, other than have faith in yourself and the words will arrive.

    And 40 degrees sounds tropical, from here.

  3. Sometimes it just doesn’t work. I know all about that! Taking some time off is healthy! I very much want to be doing everything you mentioned in the last sentence of your post. πŸ™‚

  4. sometimes you need to switch off for a few days, sounds like you’ve had a lot of fun things going on. The writing will come back.

  5. A few days of are a good thing, I do it (did it this week) on occasion and find that going back refreshed makes me write better.

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