A Little Blogging Funk

Sorry for the lack of real blog updates yesterday. I’ve been phoning it in lately and I know it. Just not feeling it right now.

It’s not that I don’t have anything to say. It’s just that I’m not sure if I want to write it.

Things are great on the home front. The baby only woke one time two nights ago and only twice last night. That is truly amazing news. He is only a little less than three months old after all. It took our daughter a year to sleep this well. Before that, she was doing the every two hour thing. Anyhow, I hope this unexpected rest lasts.

What has really been dragging me down is the politics stuff. These are the things that gnaw at my stomach and I’m not sure I even want to talk about them. These topics include the fact that the US tortured people (and some choose to defend it to this day), rising gas prices, and the real chance we could get legitimate change in our health care system (if only the will of the people can win out over the will of the health insurance companies and their representatives in our government).

I could really write a post about all these things, but I just can’t summon the energy to do so. First of all, there are plenty of others who can talk much better than I about these topics. Secondly, I’d rather try to summon my energy toward my fiction. Any of you have any thoughts on these things, I’d be happy to hear them.

So, that’s where I am. Things are well, but nothing amazingly exciting is happening. Thanks again for reading.

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10 thoughts on “A Little Blogging Funk

  1. I have that same feeling, and usually it’s when things are so big or there are so many swirling thoughts about the topics that writing them seems a gargantuan undertaking. It’s too huge and I generally give up before even starting. I feel sort of inspired yet not quite enough. Is it worth it? Can I do it well? It’s too hard!

    I think I understand. Not to worry. Write only what you feel like, what you want. I don’t believe in forcing writing.

  2. I think we all get these ‘lows’. I found trying to write daily posts just too exhausting and I ran out of things to say. I’m sure we’d all understand if you wrote less frequently to give your ‘real’ writing more time!

    Great news about baby – long may it continue!

  3. As a writer, you know that if it’s not inspired, don’t write it. The climate in the world, both economic and social is undergoing a tremendous change. I think we are all worried it won’t be a good change. The hardest thing to deal with is the fear mongering. When you block the outer noise you will hear your inner voice and write your truth. Have a wonderful weekend with your family Paul. 🙂

  4. Around here we’re very keen on phases of ‘life is boring’ as pretty soon sometimes comes along to bite us. Enjoy the calm whilst you can. Delighted to hear that everyone is getting more sleep, if that’s not blixx I don’t know what is.

    Sweet dreams and naps.

    Cheers

  5. That is amazing that your baby is sleeping so well! I am sure there are many parents of three month olds that would be super jealous!

    You should focus on your fiction, but channel your passion about the current political scene. My whole premise came from global warming in a very round about way, but I plan on making some statements that will really speak on that front. You never know how current politics can affect your writing in very good ways. If you are subtle about it you can really say some very interesting things. You can say them more directly, too, but I personally don’t find them as powerful. How do you think you can meld your fiction with the current politics?

  6. To all a little blogging funk shall come, or something like that.

    I hear you, sometimes I think it’s spring/summer approaching, sometimes I think we can only spew our thoughts for so long until they sort of feel like we’re on empty.

    Enjoy the hiatus and I’ll be looking for you in my Feed Reader.

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