The Less You Write The Less You Write

I think I’m beginning to get it. I’ve heard that the less you write, the less you write.

I am/was/did/am going to write a fiction book on another blog. It’s a seat of your pants production and I lost my belt in the first third or so. I was spewing whatever came into my head with each chapter, with a little bit of thought ahead of time then my book began to look like the web of a drunken spider.

I had all kinds of insects suspended in various states of struggle to decomposition and suddenly I couldn’t tie them up neatly any more. I couldn’t see far enough ahead in my engineering to correct the course.

So my book currently looks like some giant just walked through my masterpiece. I suppose I am now dangling off of someone’s head as they walk along a trail in the woods. I’m scrambling to not only jump off to get back to my stash, but with every step further away I ride, the way grows longer.

I like my metaphors.

My point is, I got writer’s block and I haven’t written in this blog for a while and the longer you go without writing, the less you are inclined to do so.

I made it back to the mess that is my book and I forced myself to write a crappy chapter but crappy is better than zero. My husband is happy to see me writing again. That must mean something. 🙂

Published by ldinlove

I am an eccentric blogger and artist. I currently live off-grid which makes for some great stories. :)

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