Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Creativity Constipation

I am suffering from some serious writer's block or 'creativity constipation' as I call it. I am finding it hard lately to put my adventures (and misadventures) into words to share and humor my readers. I'm less that pleased with my last few entries and apologize for their mediocracy.

It's not at all that I don't want to write because I LOVE to write. I love to hear other peoples reactions (both positive and negative) to what I write. I enjoy reading the comments and receiving the messages asking for the next post. I just seem to have lost my MOJO.

At first I thought I just needed some more excitement in my life. I realized quickly this was not the case. I just haven't been able to write down that excitement in a way that provides a giggle for others which really is the purpose of the blog. I think of catchy titles for my adventures and maybe a few anecdotes to share but not enough to fill an entry.

Maybe my "bigger" thinking is blocking my creative juices. I've been pondering a lot of things lately, like writing a book. A book I'm sure will take me fifteen years to write, that I will probably have to self publish and that only the Crazy Mamas and Papa Bear will buy (and probably half of them will read). I've been thinking a lot about putting some sort of stand up act together. Sometimes the things I'm trying to communicate with readers is something that is far more effective if told in person (complete with facial expressions and bad impressions).

Maybe it is other things that are over running my mind that is making it hard for me to come up with anything worthy of my readers time. I could write ten blog entries on the happenings at the Donut Shack but I am bound by in house policies and such. I could blog about my family ties that choke but then I just upset my father and risk being misinterpreted as some of the things my mother claims I am. I have some humorous takes on some hot topics but leave them written but unpublished to spare the feelings of some that are over sensitive.

Someone asked me the other day if I was going to continue writing to blog. I really want to and I am hoping my creative constipation can be cured with a dose of mental Pepto Bismol but for now I wait for things to flow easily again.


Anonymous said...

Ah, the conundrum of blogging.
Should you go anonymous so you can tell more stories? How would we find it? Who would read it? Would everyone figure out it's you?

I do enjoy reading your blog. Just don't put too much pressure on yourself, it will flow.
Oh, and one more thing-- antidote?

Chesty McBreasty said...

I hope you get flowing again soon, I love reading your blog and I would totally buy and read your book! Of course I am your biggest fan...or so facebook says! lol :P

slightlyinsanestacey said...

lol Anonymous. Anecdote was the word that should be there but I could give you my argument as to how antidote could work lol.

Brahm said...

Keep blogging for sure.... you make me chuckle while smiling with recognition with your posts!!!!