Blogger’s Block, Books, and Birthdays

I have blogger’s block.  I cannot for the life of me think of anything to write on my blog.  I’ve just been so scattered and distracted lately.  I’ve been doing my writing practice every day, but little else in terms of writing.  Part of the problem is my husband and I both work from home and we are constantly disturbing each other.  My husband can usually get his work done though because he has to do it.  He works for a company and has people to answer to.  He also gets up earlier than I do and has that time to work in peace.  Usually I am good about working on my own, but these last couple weeks I’ve been terrible.  I don’t have any deadlines, or anyone expecting me to get anything done, so when I get too distracted and have wasted too much of the day I just give up and quit.  I have had this happen in the past, but usually it only lasts a day — not two weeks.  It also doesn’t help that I’ve been going to bed later than normal and waking up later than normal too.  Tomorrow I’m just going to have to force myself to get back to work.  I’ve got to edit a short story, work on a novel, and work on another short story.  There is no shortage of things for me to do, just a lack of motivation right now.

On another note, yesterday was my birthday and I spent a wonderful day at the bookstore.  Lately it seems that almost everyone I know has celebrated their birthday with either a party or some kind of gathering.  So I felt a bit nerdy wanting to spend the day at the bookstore with my husband.  But I really could not have thought of a better way to spend the day.  Drinking coffee and looking at books — I was in heaven!  It wasn’t really a whole day, more like 2 1/2 – 3 hours.  I could have stayed there for a lot longer, but I thought he might be getting bored and we still wanted to go out to eat and get home early enough to feed the dogs.  I only got one book while I was there — The Shining.  I’ve seen the movie many times and never read the book, so I finally got it.  I got a couple gift certificates to Amazon, so I didn’t want to get too much while we were there since I would be getting more soon.   Which I did today — 10 more books!  I think will all the other books I still have to read I’ll be set for the rest of the year.  One book I’ve been wanting to read for ages was The House on Haunted Hill by Shirley Jackson.  I finally got that and We Have Always Lived in the Castle also by Shirley Jackson.  I got a few books by Stephen King and some others as well.  Looking forward to reading them after the two books that I am reading now.

Boy, for not knowing what to say, this sure became a long post.


About T. R. Kolbe

I have been writing since July 2010. I wrote one novel although I haven't finished editing it and I don't know that I will. I have also completed 3 short stories and have 3 more that I am working on.
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2 Responses to Blogger’s Block, Books, and Birthdays

  1. D.J. Lutz says:

    Happy birthday (belated of course.) Going to the bookstore has almost become a tradition for our birthdays here. My wife and I, even my teenaged daughter can spend hours looking for just the right book. We never leave without purchasing at least two or three, each. Enjoy your reading!

    • TiffanyK says:

      Thank you for the birthday wishes. I’m glad I’m not the only one who likes to spend my birthdays at the bookstore. The hardest part is narrowing it down to which books to buy. I always see so many books that look good. If I didn’t stop myself, I could walk out of there with at least twenty books — although I don’t know how I’d carry all of them.

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