Unbagging the Cats 1

Unbagging the Cats 1

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wastin' Away Again in Val-the-Writer-Ville

I am in a slump. A writing slump. Some days, the witty details fly fast and furious through my head, like dodgeballs at a sniveling tattletale when the P.E. teacher has a substitute. These are not those days.

This affliction is not to be confused with a case of writer's block. The ideas are still there. But they languish listlessly in my drafts. Bloodless. Bland. They are the oatmeal bath, the warm milk, the saltless cracker, the boiled chicken, the plain noodle, the beige crayon, the white cotton panties, the brown wingtip oxford, the yellow #2 pencil, the elevator music of blog posts.

While waiting for my mojo to return, to get my groove back, to get in the swim of things again, I am content to loll sun-drunk on my air mattress of patience in an ocean of lukewarm creativity. I anticipate that brisk, North Atlantic sea-breeze of inspiration which will generate a current of creativity to carry me out of the end-of-summer doldrums.

My readers, however, are marooned on Bore Island without even a wish for one item to bring with them.

6 comments:

BECKY said...

I feel your pain! I think it's not YOU, it's the HEAT!

And I love all your bland items. I would never have thought of them. You are sooooo creative! SEE?? You're not in a writing slump! You got your mojo workin' on your blog! The rest will follow! :)

labbie1 said...

It is definitely the "dome of heat"! I have been relegated to posting a picture without a message--the heat having zapped any smarmy comments I may have otherwise made! LOL

But, the heat has not zapped me so badly that I missed your creativity in your missive about not having creativity! bwahahahaha!

Arlee Bird said...

We all need a bit of a break sometimes. Maybe forget about writing for a few days and do some fun stuff, whatever that may be to you. You'll get your mojo back.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Val Thevictorian said...

Becky,
For a minute, I thought you were going to take the blame. As in, "It's not YOU, it's ME."

I am so proud to be good at being bland. Thank your for the encouragement.

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labbie,
I had an idea today about something from my other blog that I might post. Your mention of smarmy comments just solidified the idea. I take it as a sign.

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Lee,
Thanks for the suggestion. Maybe I'll catch up on my DVRs of Big Brother After Dark. And re-post some of my creative stuff from a few years back. Nothing like summer reruns.

labbie1 said...

I am so pleased to be your muse...

Val Thevictorian said...

labbie,
It will be coming up Sunday or Monday.