I can’t have a Monstrous Tuesday; it’s not alliterative! But here I am, doing nothing but read other blogs or look at Facebook when I meant to be making today’s post. I should perhaps mention I am having a dreadful bout of Writer’s Blank. At least, maybe this time it really is Writer’s Block, because there are words in my head that I intend to write. Only when I sit down and put pen to paper, nothing comes out.
Maybe it really is a discipline thing. Perhaps if I gritted my teeth and forced myself to write the words I was thinking… Look, I already get sore muscles in my temples from grinding my teeth in my sleep, I do NOT need any more teeth gritting. I really did sit down and write a sentence, which I immediately hated. Oh, it was not the sentence you see at the top of this post. I was trying to write my articles for Mohawk Valley Living magazine.
I seem to follow a pattern with almost everything I write: I can’t write it, I can’t write it, I can’t write it, I sit down and write it. And I have yet to figure out how to skip any of the “I can’t write it”s. I like to think the picture above is what might result if I tried. For the uninitiated, it is from the 1980 movie The Shining, adapted from the Steven King book (by the way, they changed a LOT). The main character is a writer, and this is all he has managed to come up with.
And now here I am approaching 300 words after I thought I couldn’t write at all. So I guess that is one solution: if you can’t write one thing, try something else. Maybe I will be able to segue over to my articles next. In the meantime, I’m going to call this a Tired Tuesday and drive on. Maybe one picture of Nosferatu, just to cheer myself up.