Friday, April 9, 2010

Thought Process

Hard thinking.

I can't write anything because I have so much to write. Do you ever feel like that? I've got a little notebook full of random thoughts I want to expound on, but I haven't had time to do any of them justice.

Notes piled on my desk are starting to yell at me. Unorganized pictures in iPhoto nag me; collected quotes, underlined in red and stacked on my bench, are losing their punch; the constant reminders in my day-timer are making me defensive. I feel henpecked by my blog, overwhelmed by my own expectations.

Many topics arouse my passion at the moment: new mothers, old mothers; new brides, old brides; new babies, old babies; health care, Obama; being rich, being poor. Posts on saloon girls and ghost towns and birth-order and portfolios and copywrites and insomnia are pulsing in my fingertips. But my brain is so crowded I can't find anything.

I need to sift through my jumbled thoughts, process what's worth keeping, and put the rest in storage. I can't write with a messy mind.

11 comments:

M. Halverson said...

No, writing is not the problem. My problem is that I have so much to do that I don't know what to do

The Grandmother Here said...

I feel your pain. But I have no advice. (See yesterday's blog!)

Diane said...

My mantra at such times is "keep breathing". Then have tunnel vision for about 30 minutes on just one item. If you want to keep at it, do. Otherwise have tunnel vision on another time.

But keep breathing, in and out, steady as you go. Somehow, that helps me.

~Kristina said...

I know just how you feel.

the wrath of khandrea said...

what exactly is an "old baby"???

i have t oknow.

Kay Dennison said...

I can relate. I don't know where to begin!

kenju said...

To the left of my computer, on an old table, sits a deep wire basket with things to blog about, books to write about, photos to scan, etc. Do you wanna take bets as to when that basket will be empty? lol

Sharon Lippincott said...

OMG -- we live in the same head! I think I'll take the day off and clean my room...

Susan Adcox said...

Ah, the blessings (and the curses) of an active mind and a full life. The blessings are greater than the curses. Remember that as you seek organization and inspiration!

Hannah said...

Oh, I wish I was a writer like you so I could experience such writers block!

I do sometimes feel similarly with my designs, though.

Michelle said...

oh always. I'm thinking of giving up writing because of that very problem.