A Writer’s Life

A blog? Of course, I’m going to write in my blog. I always blog a few times a week. But first, I have to check my email. My inbox is overflowing, and I really need to delete the SPAM. I don’t know how all those people get my e-mail address.

I’m going to write in my blog, but I might as well have a cup of coffee first. It’s really too early in the morning to blog unless I have a cup of coffee. I certainly can’t write humor when I’m grumpy. What kind of blog would that be?

A blog? Yes, yes, I’m going to blog, but it’s time to work now. You don’t expect me to avoid work to write a blog?  Blogging doesn’t pay the bills. I’ll think of a good idea today and write in my blog during lunch.

Lunch is here. No time to fool with blogging. I need to eat lunch and get back to business. You can’t believe how busy I am today. Besides, my cell phone has been beeping all morning. I must have a hundred messages to check. I’ll do that now and write in my blog later.

Gosh, what a busy day. I’m pooped. And I still need to write in my blog. First things first, I need to fix some dinner. I cannot do without dinner just to write in my blog. There will be plenty of time for writing after the dishes are done.

What is on television? Gee, I’d really like to watch that. I know I didn’t write in my blog yet, but I’ll feel more inspired when I don’t have something else on my mind. That is my favorite program and several more good ones coming on after it. I guess the blog will not get written tonight. I can always do it later.

Write in my blog? Yes, I’m going to in my blog. Would you please quit bugging me about it? I’m tired! I have to sleep sometime you know. I can’t write when I’m this tired. My head would hit the keyboard and I’d be writing in my sleep.

Another day — another blog to write. I’ll think of something to write about while I’m in the shower. But would you just look at the news! Good grief! Floods, wildfires, global warming. I have to watch the news. I certainly cannot be blogging when the world is about to end.

Blog? Of course, I’m going to write in my blog. I always write in my blog a few times per week. Just like clockwork. I can’t seem to come up with a good idea. What I was going to write about doesn’t seem very funny anymore. I’ll think of something better while I’m walking the dog.

Now, I’m ready to write, just one small peek at email first. Oh, my goodness. Look at the news from my blogger friends. A blogger is ranting because he was edited. I need to write a blog about this while it’s hot. I can write my humorous blog later. Right now, I need to write about something else.

Okay, the work is done and posted, the flood is over and the news is too awful to watch any more. I’ve worked all week and been too busy to write and too tired when I got home. And okay, I’ll admit it. I had to see what happened on my favorite TV show. The world is full of distractions.

But here I am at the computer with an empty screen in front of me, a cup of coffee beside me, the dog is walked, the television is off, the cell phone is recharging, and the email inbox is empty. It’s Saturday morning and I don’t have any work to do. I’m ready at last to write in my blog. But for the life of me, I can’t remember what it was that I wanted to write about.

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About Sheila Moss

My stories are about daily life and the funny things that happen to all of us. My columns have been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and websites.
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8 Responses to A Writer’s Life

  1. Skip Online says:

    I’ve never really planned o write a blog (it shows in my writing) it sort of just happens, but there are those times when the idea well has gone dry, and I start to panic. Then there are those times I keep putting it off, those are the times that scare me. I think blogging is addictive… yes, I am a blogging junkie!

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  2. Oh so relatable! lol

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  3. shivani604 says:

    This is very relatable. 👍Especially, when you can’t get a good topic ; or even when the first drafts are ready but you are tired to type the final page.

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  4. Ann says:

    This has been me since September, 2019. Just can’t get the ideas to flow into the words my fingers can get into a readable form. I keep hoping…..one of these days….
    I enjoyed your blog very much.

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    • Sheila Moss says:

      Writer’s block can be a real thing. Sometimes you have to force yourself to write something, anything, even if it is not worthy of the effort. It can still get the juices flowing.

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  5. Marlapaige says:

    This is my life! I was laughing and just crying. I never know what I’ll write about until I get an idea and then it disappears as I’m writing something completely different.

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    • Sheila Moss says:

      I finally have started writing it down when I have a good idea — on a kleenex, scrap of paper or anything. Then I have to try not to lose it. Some writers carry a little notebook, but I’m not that organized.

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      • Marlapaige says:

        I can’t do any of it. I plan it out and then my fingers say “nope. We got this”. That’s 99% of my blog – my fingers deciding what they want to write about. The rest is stuff that my brain likes, jokes, music, etc

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