How do you keep up with blogging when you feel you have nothing to say?
I'm not organized enough to make a list of when I'm going to blog and what I'll blog about.
For me, that takes away the fun of it and it becomes a chore.
I started blogging because I thought it was fun. So when there are long lapses of silence on my blog, it usually means I'm in quiet mode.
Been there a lot lately.
Not sure if its because of this particular time in my life, you know, that whole mid-life thing...
I find it easy to get down in the dumps and stay there, and then all of a sudden I feel better.
Of course with strange moods comes the challenge of trying to stay positive, especially with my writing. Some days I'd rather cruise Facebook than write one word. Other days are better, and the ideas flow along with the words.
Today I just feel tired.
So I think I'm going to take my itouch outside and just read.
I've been thinking a lot lately about honesty. I don't think there is enough of it in the world.
Every now and then I'll post something here or on the ACFW loop, and I'm always surprised when people thank me for being honest or transparent.
What, I'm supposed to lie? Yeah, everything is fine, I'm perfectly at peace, writing 4000 words a day and have several contracts in the works and oh shoot, Oprah's calling, gotta go...
Once upon a time I fought against transparency. I pasted on a smile and battened down the hatches around my heart. I was loathe to let people get too close. I knew if they found the real me, they wouldn't stick around for long.
So done with that.
The lessons I have learned, many the hard way, make me a better writer. I know they make me a better person.
The friends that know me and love me are the friends I can be honest with.
These days I'm pretty much an open book with most people. I'll be honest with you if you'll do the same for me.
So now that I've told you how I'm doing, what about you?
Feeling blah? Or are things going great for you in your world?
Tell me about it, but be honest!