Have you ever been driving down the road, or through a parking lot, at a nice, regular speed, when you suddenly hit an unmarked speedbump? Your car jerks up and screams at you and you get tossed around a bit, causing you to hit the brakes and slow down, disrupting the perfect cruise you were on. Yes?
Well, that’s basically what’s happening with my writing right now.
Now, I wouldn’t say that I have writer’s block. After reading a fantastic article about it, I am convinced there is no such thing; but I do believe we can hit bumps in the road – periods where our steady flow of creative juices *wink wink* get diverted or slow down, caused by external events or internal conflicts.
My problem comes from the former.
I have had a ton of homework this week, and I find keeping up with posting something everyday is exhausting (which is part of the reason why I graciously declined the Versatile Blogger Award, offered to me by the lovely Miss D). To be honest, I actually think I’ve been doing really well this month by posting 20/27 days (including this post), but that’s nothing compared to others. There are those who manage to post every day – sometimes several times a day! It’s hard to write like that, especially if you’re trying to maintain a level of quality, so kudos to them for a job well done!
I suppose that’s also the reason why I haven’t formally participated in the WordPress Post a Day Challenge. I just can’t keep up with it. It’s not that I don’t want to, but I don’t want to commit myself to something that I know I won’t be able to stay true to. I know that there will be days when I just cannot get on the computer to write, and there are others where I have the opportunity, but then I can’t move the words from mind to keyboard. If only there was a USB cable I could plug into my brain!
But, alas, there is not. *sad face and sigh*
Haha! In all seriousness, though, I am determined to get up to speed. I may have hit a road hump (that’s what the signs at my college call them), but I’m not gonna let that slow me down. I enjoy writing too much to let that happen.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of
persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people
with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education
will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination
alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the
problems of the human race.”
~ Calvin Coolidge