Friday, October 15, 2010

Blogged down

I was talking to a fellow writer about feeling guilty over getting behind and/or ignoring my blog. I told her I felt bogged down. Lightbulb! "Blogged down," I corrected myself. She laughed and nodded her head in agreement. Because she also writes a blog, Healthcare Annotator (a technical and well-researched one, I might add), my friend could readily understand feeling "blogged down." It in no way implies that keeping up a blog is not enjoyable. It's immensely satisfying on many levels. But my lack of writerly discipline is transparent (the overworked adjective that every politician insists is necessary in government). Everyone knows when I'm slacking off, so I wish my inability to write regularly were not quite so transparent.

Now that we are settling into our new home, I'm hopeful that I will get back to my hour-a-day writing habit. I used to churn out three or four personal essays a month with that schedule. Whether it's writer's block, laziness, or just being blogged down . . . I've been unable to get much done lately. There are several stories buzzing around in my brain, but not quite ready for paper. Or the ether.

In the meantime, I will continue to update BeatsTalkingToMyself on a sporadic timeline.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was looking at the cute photo of you and thinking that your yard looked very pleasant; then I realized it was MY yard! Don't know if I saw this pic, but I like it! ...and blogged down, or not, we'll read it when you write it!