The Writing Blahs

Periodically (at least once a month, it seems), I go into a “Blah” period with regards to my writing. Everything I’m currently writing is crap and most of what I’ve written in the past is the same, or so I tell myself. Maybe I should just retire from writing and find a hobby, I say.

Sometimes I even try to do that for a bit… but it never sticks. Writing is a compulsion for me and it’s not always a pleasant one. There are definitely times where I hate the act of writing and the process of creation — I wish I could take a hammer to my laptop and escape the pressures to produce. The pressures are almost always internally driven — sure, I have deadlines I need to meet, but for the most part, if I quit tomorrow, there wouldn’t be any empires toppling, if you know what I mean.

My compulsion isn’t to the point where it negatively impacts the rest of my life… I don’t think. But there are times I think it will drive me insane. I can feel the tingling in my fingertips that says I need to type. I need the repetitious pounding of my fingers on the keys, coupled by the clicking of the keyboard. I have to spew forth the words that are are racing through my veins or it’ll kill me. That’s what it feels like.

So I’ll close Microsoft Word and try to focus my attention elsewhere… but it’s inevitable. The urge will get too strong or something will spark a scene in my head….

And the typing will begin again.

Which is good… right?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Millhaven Press

Creating New Worlds



Seinfeld Law

An Outrageous, Egregious, Preposterous, take on the legal issues of Seinfeld

John F Allen Writer

The Official Website of John F. Allen writer.

Turtle Tracks Blog

Toys | Games | Movies | Comics and everything else in between

Future of the Force

The Future of Pop Culture Writing

Nerds of Mass Distractions

What's your distraction?

Nitrate Diva

Old Movies. Fresh Takes.


We love comics.

Balladeer's Blog

Singing the praises of things that slip through the cultural cracks

Magazines and Monsters!

Comic book and movie reviews!

Longbox Graveyard

Marvel and DC comics and community


Horror, Science Fiction, Comic Books and More

Fraser Sherman's Blog

Fantasy and film reference writer.


Library of the Odd, the Obscure, and the Occult

Helen Power

Scribbler & Scholar

Eva Newermann

Art and Books

The Working Writer

Pro Advice For Freelance Writers

Writer of Age

Adam West’s Updates

In One Ear...

"I'm a whole lot better and a whole lot worse than you think I am."-The Choir

America DeFleur

Once a foster child, Always a foster child

Tommye Turner

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Reviews and Discussions


T.V/Movie News & Reviews

J Ramos "Writer"

This site is the bee's knees

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.


"Find what you love and let it kill you." – Charles Bukowski


The Fantastic and Mundane Chronicles of an Aspiring Writer

Our Dodge Blog

1939 Dodge D11 Deluxe Luxury Liner

Planetary Defense Command

Defending the planet from bad science fiction

Passion For Popcorn

Movie critiques by a popcorn enthusiast

Cheche Winnie

Writing is human communication tool and it brings out the real personality in you as a person.

cracked rear viewer

Fresh takes on retro pop culture

Micah The Missus

I am the mistress of this blog and this is where I channel my inner domestic goddess

M.F. Calhoun's Key to Imagination

The collective writings and thoughts of that guy in the site title.

Superhero Novels

News, reviews, and commentary about superhero prose fiction


Geeky News, Reviews and Rants from a Working Class Super-Villain


A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

Books and Mor

Let's Read

When My Worlds Collide

Worlds and ideas from my mind

Every Day Should Be Tuesday

Speculative Fiction Book Reviews and Sundry

william hope hodgson

A blog about the writer of THE NIGHT LAND and HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND


Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense

%d bloggers like this: