It’s burn out, folks. Take a good whiff.
My not-so-brilliant idea to post five personal stories and then encourage you all the write one of your own…yeah, it’s sort of sucking the life out of me.
The purpose was really good. I promise.
When we take the time to write our own stories — and there is big a difference between writing and just recording the facts — we identify specific details. How did you feel when you crashed a bike down a stairs? What color was the horse you rode on that date? What did that guy wear (or not wear)? When we force ourselves to identify color, texture, sound, emotion, in our own memories, we have something to draw on when we are creating a character, world, or scene.
See. I told you I had a good point.
Go marinate on that for a while, and I’ll post the details about the contest on this subject tomorrow.
I’m going to sleep.
Hey Becky, don’t lose heart. So much about blogging is trying stuff on and seeing how it fits. Keep trying new things and you’ll find ones that work for both you and your followers. I think we’ve all had our fair share of grand blog ideas poof in our faces.
@EJ: Don’t fret, I’m not a quitter. Just tired!
Lindsay N. Currie
Becky, I’ve enjoyed your stories this week tremendously but completely get the “burn out”. Sometimes you just gotta flip the laptop shut!
Ahh — got to bed, take a nice long nap, and come at it again. Sometimes all we need is a little time away to avoid burn out.