Wednesday, February 5, 2014

IWSG February.... whoops!

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Welcome!  Failure!

That's how I've been feeling since I last posted.

What have I been reading?  What have I been writing?  How are those pretend "resolutions" going that I've wanted to add into my life?  I'll let The Dude tell you.

I am struggling and I am struggling bad.  Not.  A.  Thing.  I COMPLETELY forgot today was IWSG until I finally got around to getting caught up on a week's worth of blogs I supposedly follow.  And just getting around to reading those has taken a week.  I try to sit down and pump out something of a blog post only to abandon my efforts after 2 hours.  Which I am nearly at right now.

Most of my posts as of late have been me being whiny, depressed, and annoyed with myself.  I don't know how to get started anymore.  I set goals for myself, I don't do them.  I take Adam's advice and write or post or something when I feel like it.  I never feel like it.  I try to pop into a community for support but I still then come off whiny and people get that damn-that-girl's-a-mess-let's-leave-her-be attitude towards me.

How can I get back on the wagon?  Because I've run out of ideas.


  1. My totally unprofessional analysis is you're suffering from winter doldrums. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you're like the rest of us who can't wait for Spring. Cut yourself some slack and do the best you can. Cheers.

  2. First of all, excellent use of gifs. I'll have to remember the Dr. Cox one for future frustration posts of my own.

    Because I have those posts quite frequently. And I posted a lot less last year than I usually do because there were too many that were me being whiny, depressed and annoyed with myself. I still have quite a few of them, I know, but I try to spread them out and just not post some days.

    And as for getting back on the wagon, I once set myself a goal to eat more donuts because it was silly and easily obtainable. Another time, I set a weekly goal to give my dog a belly rub every morning. Maybe try setting some very small and easy goals and work your way back up.

    I agree with Diane—cut yourself some slack and do the best you can.

  3. *hugs* I've been there too. Sadly, I never found a quick answer. Just had to ride it out until the writing bug returned. Maybe you're putting too much pressure on yourself? Give yourself a break. It's okay to just concentrate on living life for a while. It will make the writing better when you're ready again.

    Good luck!

  4. Just find the positive people here online and let their attitude rub off on you. The dumps can't last forever.