It’s the eleventh hour. I’ve been staring at the blank screen for a while now, willing an idea to come into my head and out of my hands and onto the page. I’ve scanned my feed of blogs I follow, looking for a spark of inspiration, an “I can write about that too” moment. I’ve looked through my copy of Old Friend From Far Away, focusing on the highlighted sections, for a prompt that grabbed my attention, begging to be written. The only one that remotely stood out was “write about a memory of a popsicle” but I quickly tossed it away. I googled writing prompts and quick write ideas, but it was all too overwhelming and most of them were trite anyway. I opened up Pinterest, willing one of my pinned quotes under “Quotes I love” to leap off the page and inspire greatness. Not today. Succumbing to the writer’s block isn’t a proud moment, but it’s the eleventh hour and I haven’t sliced, so here’s my meager slice for today. Let’s hope inspiration strikes tomorrow.

7 thoughts on “Stuck.

  1. Darin Johnston

    > “write about a memory of a popsicle” <

    Ok, this could have been a killer slice! 🙂

    However, I feel you and your writing struggle in my bones. Some days, the world conspires to make life so boring that NOTHING pops up. Those days, I question my ability. But in the end, the slice is written and tomorrow is a new day!

  2. Terje

    You show a good choice. Accept what is, don’t mull over it, show self-compassion and move on. I hope you had a restful night. Today is a new day.

  3. Elisabeth Ellington

    There’s always that one day, isn’t there? I think it’s interesting to have slicing writer’s block because I will have a list of ideas that I want to write about–but something about the writer’s block day means that the inspiration is totally lacking. Each idea feels too meh to bother with.


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