I had this totally awesome blog done for today, really. I even finished before 1 a.m. and was thrilled I wouldn’t have to get up at 5 to tweek it and make sure it fit on the PW site once it posted. Then I found out I couldn’t use it. After squinting my eyes real tight, I read the fine print that said the information I wanted to use was super copyrighted and now I have to wait for permission to use it. So, today I’ll call and ask. Because I’ve never done this before, we’ll see how that process works.
But now, here I am at 6 a.m. with a blank brain (at least as far as blog ideas). I realize that I originally was only asked to write 3 times a week, but I enjoy it and I get a bunch of email if I don’t post something. For the past hour I’ve been trolling the internet for anything interesting and while there’s a lot out there, nothing that jumps out at me (Paris Hilton as a cartoon character…who cares [actually a nontalking character in the World of Warcraft game, but still looks like a cartoon to me]).
Then I grazed other blogs for ideas, but lots were just personal stuff that wouldn’t help. I googled weird news and all of a sudden even that didn’t seem very weird or interesting.
So, as I agonize over my couple of hundred words that won’t come, my heart goes out to all of you writers, published and non, who pump out thousands upon thousands of words that, when put together, somehow make sense and I wonder how many times you sat with a blank brain at 6 a.m.
What do you do? How do you stimulate the brain cells? Where do you search? Or do you just give up sometimes and throw the computer out the window? Do you cop out and just write about a cartoon Paris Hilton? Give me tips, so next time I won’t have to resort to this type of lame blog.
Bottom Line: As soon as Culvers opens, I’m going for a very thick chocolate malt, because somehow, that always makes things better.