Uninspired

Bun over at Bun Karyudo handles writer’s block much better than I do.

So here’s my writer’s block experience of the moment. I worked on a few post ideas the last couple weeks but none passed the “Gerald” test. When Gerald tells me something is kind of boring, I’m positive it’s a big FAIL. One story was me reminiscing about my Grandpa and his love of curbs as an old man driver. I didn’t even get a grin from my Gerald so I knew it must’ve been pretty bad. I may still work on it, but for now, I parked it on the shelf.

It's parked
It’s parked

The other post I worked on was sort of “Part 2” to last year’s nerdy hooker post. We had another fun dress up week at work several weeks ago and I was attempting to recapture the same magic as last year. I believe the problem was that THIS year, I was more prepared. I remembered what every day’s theme was and dressed accordingly. Unfortunately, there were no funny stories to tell from the week. No one mistook me for a nerdy 80’s hooker. I remembered to wear purple on Purple Day, and green on Green Day. I remembered my crazy socks on… Crazy Socks Day. BOR-ING. I mean, I have to apologize to my readers. I know you expect so much less from me. I’m sure you have come to expect some ridiculous story resulting from my forgetfulness or my typical fashion fails. So that post idea was out the window, or at least another on the shelf.

My parents came to visit this past weekend and I thought about describing the coffee maker to-do, or maybe how my parents ended up with Gerald’s Reef flip-flops at their house, a good four hours away. But nope, nothing has really inspired a good post idea.

In the meantime, while I try to get past my writing dry spell, be sure to check out Bun’s blog. You won’t be sorry. And be sure to visit my other favorite bloggers. Here’s hoping I’ll be inspired by something, and soon.

–kd

16 thoughts on “Uninspired”

  1. I think the Grandpa curb story has potential Karen. Maybe you just need to let it stew in your brain for a little bit. Toward the end of my Grandpa’s life, he couldn’t judge distances very well. When he would pull into a parking spot, he would stop once the front of his car hit the car in front of him. We were all appalled but he was like, “It’s how I know when to stop.” I could see his point but I remember telling him that not everyone wants their front bumper scratched. OK, maybe grandpa parking stories aren’t that funny after all.

    1. The man was in more than one fender bender because of cataracts. And hey as long as no one was (seriously) injured/killed, it’s still a little funny. Well okay maybe my sense if humor can be a little warped at times but whatevs.

  2. Writer’s block seems to be going around.

    But don’t forget about that other skill of yours that the others don’t have: pornographic drawing. I can’t think of another way to say this that doesn’t have sexual connotations, so I’ll just have to say it like this: Draw a boob and they will come. (Sorry!)

    1. It’s come down to me drawing more boobs, huh? The previous drawings did boost my stats, I have to admit to that. I’ll keep boob drawings in mind if I’m still hitting a brick wall in a couple days. Thanks, Margot!

  3. Karen, You’re always entertaining, no worries. I also have an editor/husband. He doesn’t know how he stumbled into this role, but he’s there. I couldn’t do my blog without him. I remind him his vows included to love, honor and keep me from making a total fool of myself.

    1. As long as I don’t ask Gerald for post ideas or titles, and he just sticks to being my sounding board, then it’s all good. 🙂

  4. Wow! You mentioned me twice! Thank you very much! That’s incredibly nice of you. I’m really touched. Seriously, thank you! 😀

    Your post here had some intriguing hints, so I went back to check the earlier one. I now have a much better idea what nerdy hooker-dom entails! By the way, I’m kind of interested to find out what the crazy socks are like. Are they a funny shape, an funny color, or do people wear them on their heads or something? The mind boggles.

    1. I just remembered your blog post today includes socks! I’ll have to post a picture of my crazy socks (as soon as I figure out how to do that in the comments). Of course no one at work actually saw them since I had on ankle boots.

  5. You are not alone. I find myself struggling to come up with posts lately. Have I really used up all of my words? Yikes! I’m trying to let go and let it happens when it happens…and hoping I don’t lose my reader(s??) in the process.

    You have words. You’ll find the words, and the funny that comes with them. Hang in there!

    1. Life has definitely gotten in the way as of late. And the words just aren’t coming like I want them too. Guess it’s not something that can be forced.

  6. I have about twenty drafts that were not laughed at by my husband that I will never post. I love that your husband reads your stuff for you and gives you his laugh of approval like mine does. Also, I like reading about old people doing ANYTHING so I’m sure your future post about your grandfather will be great. And, Bun is awesome!!! Hope to see some new posts from you soon! 😀

    1. Let me clarify a bit — I have to read my drafts to Gerald. And if I’m lucky, he’ll turn the TV down. But I do like to at least get something that resembles a chuckle or smile.

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