Blogger’s block is not the same as writer’s block. I don’t have any problem at all with writer’s block. In fact, I currently have multiple stories on the go, and I could quite easily sit down and work on any of them.
No, as far as the actual writing goes, I’m totally not blocked. You could even say I have writer’s unblock – far too many story ideas and not enough time to write them all.
The problem I have is quite different. It’s not related to any of the stories I’m working on. It’s solely related to this blog and its contents. As far as this blog goes, I’ve totally run out of ideas to post.
It’s been going on for a while. Every time I’m due for another post, I sit down and wrack my brain and see what I can come up with. So far, I’ve been able to bluff it. At the last minute, some tiny little shred of an idea has come up and I’ve been able to spin it out enough to make it look like something substantial. Last week, I was even able to take something from a comment someone left and build up something from that.
But today, the pretense is over. I’m revealed. I stand before you, naked and defenseless, unable to come up with any further excuses.
I’ve just got nothing. Nil, nada, bupkiss (I’m not even sure I spelt that right). I’ve tried everything. I’ve tried brainstorming and writing out ideas on a sheet of paper. I even had an extended session of banging my head against a wall. But still, I have nothing good to work with.
So to all of you out there, I apologise. Please don’t abandon me. I’m sure I’ll be able to work through this blogger’s block eventually.
In the meantime, I’m off to bang my head against that wall again.
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