Did I declare last week that making Sunday’s post early Monday morning was going to be a thing now? I actually meant to make a post last night, but my Tablet wouldn’t get online and I felt too tired and lazy to sit upright at the laptop. I went to bed early rather than fall asleep on the couch. Then I spent a good portion of the night lying awake trying to sleep. I have always suffered from insomnia, so this was not surprising. I spent some of my waking hours wondering what I could write a blog post about at this early hour (4 a.m. to me, no matter what my WordPress timestamp says). I came to the conclusion that I could not and would not make a post, that I have come to the end of my rope and my road as a blogger, who was I kidding anyways, and other discouraging thoughts that might occur to one at 1:47 in the morning (yes, I looked at the clock).
So here I am, once again writing about not writing. In my more optimistic moments I thought I just need a new approach. Something to stimulate my creative brain cells, if I have any left (you see, even my more optimistic moments have their downside). The problem with new approaches is that you can’t just have them, you have do follow them. I can type every day, “From now on I’m going to…” We all know, that is not all I have to do.
It’s like diets. Almost any diet can help you lose weight, leaving aside the question of whether it is healthy or not. But you have to actually do what the diet tells you to. And if it is the kind of diet you go off, there is the question of keeping the weight off. Well, I could draw this comparison out, showing exactly how it relates to writing, but then I would be writing about writing, not about not writing. Additionally, I am over 300 words, and I have to get on with my usual morning routine. Happy SunMonday everyone.