Friday, February 19, 2010

Writers Block.....

I keep getting comments about how I don't blog that much anymore.  At first I denied it had anything to do with Facebook but it really does.  I can jump on Facebook and type a one liner that pretty much sums up what I am doing or what is going on and them I am done. Also, I get instant gratification because people leave comments.  I need validation.  I like comments.  People don't really comment on my blog.  On top of all that - I just have writers block.  I don't know what to write.  I do so much writing at work, maybe I use up all my words!?  Who knows.  I feel like I don't have anything interesting to say.  If I could write about work and all the crazy stuff that goes on - you just wouldn't believe it.  Every single day something UNBELIVABLE happens.  It is a good thing I have a sense of humor.  If all that wasn't enough (whine, whine, whine.....I know) - this weather is KILLING me.  I am so sick of the cold.  I don't mind the snow so much but it hasn't been over freezing in a month.  It is depressing. 

And life is busy as always.....Jake and I are both working.  Jake goes to school.  The kids go to school.  The dog....well, that is like having another kid.  We go to church.  We teach the youth group.  Cook.  Clean.  Homework.  Laundry.  Shovel. Groceries.  Wow.

I am still thinking about writing a book.  I know I just need to sit down and start.  Here are some ideas.  Tell me what you think.  And if you have any ideas blog posts tell me that too.... 

1.  A book about a newly married, first time mom who gets dumped by her BFF and her search for a replacement.  It will include quirky antics of being the outcast Mom for not caring about things like sending your kids to the best pre-preschool and tape on the walls.

2.  A story about the dating-capades of a twenty something woman - who doesn't quite have it all together.  It will include stories about falling down and farting on dates (or at a new year's eve party) and going on a blind date with a man she met by calling the wrong number.

3. Remember my series of blog posts called Ex-Men Monday/Tuesday.  This book could be a collection of short stories about guys I dated in the past.  I'd include more detail and change their names to something similar but not the same (ex. Ned instead of Ed, Anthony instead of Tony, Jerk Face instead of Mike - wait that might not work....). I'd call the book "You're so Vain, You Probably Think This Book Is About You".  Of course I would get permission from Carly Simon first.  I've probably put the most thought into this one but I don't know if I'd want my mother, father, pastor, children, youth group kids..... to read this.  I'd have to really add a bunch of stuff so no one would know what was real and what was made up!  LOL. 

4.  This one is a lot different than the others.  A book about a woman that is driving to work and sees another woman climb to the ledge of a bridge and jump to her death.  The story would be about how seeing that impacted her life and her search for answers about the dead woman's life & family.  Last week someone I know did see a woman jump from the Y Bridge in Akron while he was on his way to work.  His wife posted about it on Facebook and I haven't stopped thinking about it since.  Crazy.

That is all I have for now.


Mandy said...

Just kidding! facebook has really cut down on my blog posts as well. not to mention, by the time I sit down to write about something it doesn't seem important any more. new things just keep coming at me!

emery said...

You are so good at your blog, I can't see you finding anything difficult to write about. glad you enjoyed Valentines day, they were too special in their pictures, how you get the dog to pose so well??BTW even the south is cold. n.e.

Eric said...

Howdy neighbor!
I actually have read quite a lot of your blogs and yes, I am guilty of not commenting.
Making time to write can be very difficult, and it's something that I struggle with every day. However, it is worth every single word that makes it on the page.
You have some very interesting ideas, you actually made me laugh out loud. The dating-capades sounds like it would be a real fun read.
Keep writing and we'll keep reading, and commenting too!