Early today I went over the list of things I needed to do tonight (yes I make lists). I have several different activities on this list that are 100% geared toward writing and getting the brain exercised. I noticed that I had overlooked a deadline for a weekly writing contest that I wanted to take a stab at, it is TONIGHT!
*panic! gasps for air! WHIZ! BANG! POP!*
Normally in a given day I have about 10,000 ideas that I can pull from thin air. If I’m given a prompt to write from I can easily generate all sorts of ideas for the criteria. However tonight I’m drawing blanks and just can’t seem to get past a couple sentences before I run out of gas. I think maybe my brain is just fried. Anyone who knows me or can read the top part of this website knows I have been hitting the words pretty hard lately (everyday for hours), and I just need a break.
I can’t think anymore and I’m struggling to even finish this post. I’m taking the night off unless by some miracle that one great idea comes to me but I doubt it will.
Danny Machal February 17th, 2009