Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Horror

No, this is not a post about The Heart of Darkness that is another story entirely. This is merely a quick post to bemoan the fact that I have been for the past two weeks utterly bereft of ideas to blog about. I wonder if Zola or Hemingway had this problem? I also wonder what they would do about it. My boon companions and I have a slogan that solves most of our problems. It is a simple slogan "DRINK THROUGH IT" it works most of the time. Notice I said most of the time. No plan is perfect, and when you are throwing up in the bushes at 5 a.m. the idea of drinking through it does not really seem to be a great idea. Perhaps the solution is, and it is the one that obliquely I am attempting is to write through it. Though as I stare blankly at the blinking cursor that is taunting me by saying "you do not have a single cogent thought worth writing down." Writing through it may not seem the best idea either. However, as your faithless correspondent I feel at least some small obligation to my world-wide readership to attempt to shake the "blog bloc" that has afflicted me in such a horrid way. Perhaps this is what Zola or Flaubert tried simply writing something down in the hopes that it would shake something loose. Though for those two gentlemen their writing was never good enough. To write what seems to be gold one day, go to bed content with your days work, and to wake up read it again and find that somehow, overnight your gold has turned to lead is a terrible thing to happen to any writer. I share this affliction, though for me it does not take overnight. I return to my post almost immediately after publishing it, and find to my amazement how it all went so horribly wrong.
Though I believe that this post has acheived something worthwhile. In the immortal words of Frank Constanza "I'm back baby!!!!!!!!"


Cynnie said...

And glad to have you back my darlin..
I am annoyingly loyal huh?..a personality flaw..
I think the bloggy world has decided to just lurk in the shadows, content with just reading.
I can never be that happy..
I always think my opinion matters..( Another personality flaw)
tell us a story, get personal
let us see you..
You can decide which you we see.
..do a girl a favor?

Lefty said...

Was wondering what had happened to your blog..cause you've obviously not been spending the spare time on your fantasy team ! Welcome back mate.

Anonymous said...

Most of my stuff starts as random mind dump then goes from there. But as Lucky said when I got humped at Desert Odyssy, Tidylies is a "blather blog"!