…don’t say anything at all. Remember that saying?
I first remember Thumper’s mother reminding him of it in the movie Bambi. As young as I was when I watched it, the saying made sense. It still does. That’s why my blog has been quiet. It’s not that I can’t say anything nice. It’s just that, on a writing blog, I think there’s a different kind of nice. And that’s what I can’t do right now.
When I started this blog, I wanted to offer comfort and guidance to other writers, because writing is hard! I also wanted to hone my writing skills with the little anecdotes on the Monday posts, helping me observe and record the moment-to-moment everyday stuff that makes stories interesting. Lately, I haven’t been able to do any of those things. I haven’t been able to saying anything “nice.”
I’ve been working on a lot of revisions lately that have me spending a lot of time in my own head. I’m analyzing, re-plotting, re-developing characters, and re-writing. I can’t seem to get out of my head and write from the heart, or at least the unconscious, when it comes to the blog. My posts have been labored. Head-heavy. And that doesn’t help any of us.
So, I’m going to take a (short) break from blogging until I can get out of my own head enough to say something nice. Best of luck with your own writing journey.