The Words Won’t Come

[ 2 ] April 18, 2014 |

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The words won’t come. I try. I put my fingers to the keyboard and press down, but they just won’t come.

The words that used to flow so easily for me are…gone.

Anything that does make it onto the screen is incoherent. The sentence structure, the grammar, the words themselves: nonsensical. This is the most concise description I can muster at the moment.


I have things floating around in my head. Scratch that. They are swirling around in my head. They are bits and pieces of what could be brilliance on a virtual page, but I cannot seem to flesh them out. I try, I do, but the words just won’t coalesce in a way that will make any of you believe I’m sane enough to not be in a rubber room drooling in the corner.

I have a lot of things I want to write about. In my head, they sound like they could be the next viral post that gets lil’ ol’ me a book deal. However, once I begin typing, it becomes clear that I am full of shit and crazy as a damn loon. Though, because I recognize the craziness, it means that I’m not actually nuts.

Or so I keep telling myself.

The fact that I have 382 unfinished posts in draft tells a completely different story. Clearly, this is more than your run-of-the-mill writer’s block.

For now, this will have to suffice as proof that I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth or abandoned my writing. Hopefully something will click soon and the nonsensical will morph into semi-coherent, but I’m not holding my breath. Maybe I’ll just redesign The Asylum and see if that helps the vast, dark twisted place that is my brain make sense out of nonsense and words will emanate from me again.


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I'm Shan and I 'm the creator of The Asylum and a magnet for The Free Range Stupid™. I'm a little nutty, a lot sarcastic and pretty damn smart. I am also a graphic designer, blog coder, virtual assistant, free lance writer and can whip you up a killer resume, media kit or press release that would make others green with envy. Go to Skewed Design Studios to check out my services. You won't be disappointed.

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  1. ladystyx says:

    I hear ya, I really do. I mean, look at how long my poor blog’s been neglected. It’s so long that the dust bunnies have started dealing with strangers in a Monty Python Holy Grail method (yeah, they’re THAT scary!). Seriously, though, the words just stopped coming. I’d find something and say “I gotta write about that!” and then next thing I knew, a week went by and it was old news. No sense writing about it now… oh wait, here’s something. Nope, won’t flesh out. Two months later and I find the draft and say “WTF was I thinking?” and then trash it. I tried a redesign on my blog a couple times but it only helped for a bit and then *poof*, other shinies got my attention and I’ve been lost since. It doesn’t help when all there’s to talk about is how I’m falling apart because nothing else really happens around here. What little DOES happen gets popped into FB where most of my readers are anyhow. Those that aren’t there, I’ve dropped an email to…. *shrugs*
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  2. Mandy says:

    Right there with ya. I just have no motivation lately…or time.
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