Monday, March 22, 2010

champing at the bit

Sometimes I don't want to write in this blog. Sometimes I want to give it up. Because the words don't come out right. They don't portray how I really feel or what's going on over here. I can't explain the transformations taking place nor can I truly explain my life in this land of contradictions.

I haven't written anything I've liked in years and somewhere along the way the talent I thought I possessed dwindled down to writing without passion. It is a garbled mess.

I'm hoping that one day I can be the writer I aspire to be. Until the switch is flipped, I have to make due with scattered thoughts and empty sentences.


  1. Silly Teacher. Your dating woes blog was nice - leave the blogs up! And beating up on yourself won't improve your writing, it will only reduce motivation - then who wins? There is no switch to flip.. only a firm commitment to write and post NO MATTER WHAT moods and fears show up.
    Read my current post at for some novel ideas on fearless creating.

  2. If I feel the need to remove something I will. After all that's what writers do, don't they? They cut out the useless excess.

    While I appreciate your input and I think your blog is great, in my case there is a switch to flip. I am waiting for something to ignite that energy. That's one of the reasons I started on this journey in the first place.

  3. just write how/what you want. after all, it's your blog. :) every blog has their own readership and i'm sure you have many loyal readers.

  4. I find that when I can't write something well, generally it is because my thoughts were not as clearly formed as I had believed. Writing helps to clarify thought - write once just to spill your mind on paper, read it, and then write again! Repeat as necessary.

    Writing is, foremost, a craft that must be practiced, like cooking or singing. I'm a traditionalist, and I believe the basic requirement of good writing is clarity. After that, you can add wit, style, and voice.

    I'm not a writer, nor do I ever intend to be one. But I appreciate writing skill, and I try improve my own by emulating others. I particularly enjoy Norman Maclean. He has a restrained style that reminds me of an autumn breeze - crisp, dry, yet not without warmth. Study the writers you enjoy!