Monday, April 11, 2011

And the word of the day is Inspiration.

Actually, no its not. I don't seem to have any. I had a big meal last night at Cracker Barrel with my parents (my Dad thinks its the greatest) and now I feel like my organs might be shutting down. I lit a candle this morning, prepared the routine cup of coffee, opened up my WIP, and nothing. I'm not exactly blind but I'm not sure that I'm seeing clearly either. Oh God, eyes are organs, my donor card says so. What if mine really are shutting down. I had baked lard (biscuits), slathered with butter, and apple butter. That's two butter products on lard. I'm going to die. I just don't get it. I was on a roll yesterday. I felt so alive with ideas, then all my inspiration, gone just like that. Slumps into chair, stares at computer, and waits for death. How long does it take butter to harden in your arteries, anyway. I'm turning to Honey Nut Cheerios. If I can't go back, I'm going to move forward. What do you do when you feel all uninspired. For the love of God, don't say you go to Cracker Barrel.

10 comments:

  1. I read others blogs and hope it sparks some creativity. Now I have Cracker Barrel on the mind.

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  2. My mother-in-law loved Cracker Barrel and I felt the same way you did after eating there. She passed away a year ago and I miss her very much, but not Cracker Barrel. Good luck.
    Karen

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  3. LOL.... I love Cracker Barrell! But your right, it can only be visited once every year to keep the arteries healthy.
    So today's not the day to write. No biggie. Don't pressure the muse. It will return... just relax .... :)

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  4. I either start hopping around the Internet or I open my journals and start reading old entries. Sometimes I just start typing until it starts to make sense. Then I go back and delete the dumb stuff I started out with.

    Lucy

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  5. Mmm. Cracker Barrel. Our closest one is over twenty miles away, so we only eat there when traveling. Funny how things taste better when you don't get to have them that often. BTW, that was a pretty inspired diatribe about Cracker Barrel. Maybe you could write a scene out of that :)

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  6. Why do dads love Cracker Barrell? It's ok, but I don't get excited to eat there. Try reading your favorite book or, just write about nothing. How you feel what the sun looks like today. Maybe your WIP will show up.

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  7. This is the most inspired post about not being inspired I've ever read. So creative and funny it made me laugh. Just don't stress, inspiration is always there, it pours down on us like sunshine from the sky, sometimes we just can't see through the clouds.

    My advice, take a bath, go for a walk, fold some laundry, stop stressing.

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  8. I really like this post because it just shows how many things influence that magic I word-- our diet, exercise, environment, state of mind. I'm in the process of moving and as for state of mind? Well, you can only imagine no writing getting done until after we're in. So I'm doing a lot of social media in April (moving day the 30th) to fill my writing craving.

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  9. I watch TV, read, go for a walk or drive. Sometimes my most inspired thoughts come while folding laundry (crazy, I know!)

    Hope your muse comes back out to play soon!

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  10. I am laughing out loud! Not at your uninspiredness, but at the aftermath of Cracker Barrel and your description of it. And especially at how parents think Cracker Barrel is the best place ever!

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