How far is it around the block?

writer’s block:  the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing.

For the first time in my life, I think I have this malady, writer’s block.  The day after I did Psycho Mom, I had decided to do a post about a picture that our oldest granddaughter had put on her Facebook page of her hugging her husband, who was leaving for his third tour of duty overseas, and crying.  It really touched my heart, so I wanted to write about it.  But I tried and tried to copy the picture so that I could post it, without success.  So I decided to take a day or two to think about it and maybe I would come up with a way to copy it.  That sounds trivial, doesn’t it?  I can hear you saying, “Well, just move on and write about something else!”  But for some reason, that “failure” stopped me in my tracks, and I just sort of gave up blogging and really the computer in general for a week.

So, to answer my own question, “How far is it around the block?”  I’m not sure, but I think I can smell dinner cooking, so I hope “home” is just around that next corner.

As my friend, Suldog would say, “Soon with more better stuff.”  Or something like that.

6 Responses to How far is it around the block?

  1. Amy Ostrowski says:

    We will be waiting for the dinner bell.

  2. Sandra says:

    Thanks, Amy. That’s nice to hear, and that’s the reason I’ll be back. 🙂

  3. Hilary says:

    That Suldog is a wise puppy. You will be back with more and better. Have you tried just putting your pointer on the image and dragging it to your desktop? If I recall correctly, you’re on a Mac and image-snatching should be easy. You can then place/drag it to wherever you like in order to post it to your blog.

  4. C. Beth says:

    It strikes us all eventually! 🙂 We’re happy to see you when you’re here and understand when you need to take a break.

  5. Linda says:

    I haven’t been at this blogging thing as long as you have, and I’ve already experienced the “block.” I think Suldog’s post, where he said that he’d already said everything that he had to say and was signing off of blogging, proved to be a discouragement to me. After all, if a talented writer like Suldog could run out of things to say, what hope was there for me? It was a turning point for me. I no longer put pressure on myself to come up with a set schedule for posting.

    Just write when you feel like it and don’t when you don’t. Your readers understand and will be here waiting.

  6. Sandra says:

    Hilary — I was going to try your suggestion but then my granddaughter called! So, I had her e-mail the picture to me. Problem solved. But, thank you once again for being not only an encourager but also a problem solver for me, friend. 🙂

    Beth — It is comments like yours, young friend, that really take the pressure off. Thank you. 🙂

    Linda — What you didn’t mention is that Suldog did actually start writing again. So be encourage by that — even SULDOG isn’t always right! 🙂

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