Monday, June 13, 2016

Here we go again...

No doubt you've noticed a rather pathetic theme running through the posts on this blog recently--something to do with writer's block, and lack of thinking power, and the absence of inspiration, and just plain all around nothingness. 
Well, it's true.  Miss March is in a writing funk...again.  (And, yes, I know you're probably sick of hearing about her writing woes, but please bear with her. She must find a vent for her frustrations somewhere.)  

Let me put it this way.  Though Miss March is a very organized person, and generally not prone to misplacing things, yet of late she seems to have acquired an uncanny knack for  losing her head (or brain, or mind, or marbles...whichever expression you prefer), just about every single day.  In other words, she feels on the verge of insanity.  (Not to over dramatize or anything...ha!)
This is, of course, very careless of Miss March, as everyone knows a person cannot function too well without a head, nor think very well without a brain, nor reason at all without a mind.  And as to losing one's marbles!  Well, that's just sad...

...The game's no fun if you haven't got marbles.  :(

I'm sorry to say that Miss March, while being fully aware of her sad predicament, has as yet no clear idea how to remedy the situation because--obviously--her mind is in such a jumble of a state that there's hardly a clear thought in her head at all.

It's not that she's lacking inspiration, altogether, I mean she has a lot of post ideas--probably too many--but for some reason whenever she tries to write them down she feels like she's hitting her head against a stone wall.  The thoughts just won't flow.  And when she does get something out, it doesn't seem worth publishing so it just sits in the drafts and becomes another of those unfinished projects which loom threateningly over her head like a huge dark thunder cloud.  Then, too, the constant reminder that there are other writing projects aside from blogging which also demand her attention, has a provoking tendency to paralyze her and hinder her from accomplishing anything.

What to do?  Oh! what to do? 

She told her brother the other day that she feels like a "time bomb just waiting to go off."  What she meant by this statement is not altogether clear, unless she was referring to the fact that she could at any moment explode into a flood of tears, and officially become a nervous wreck.  (But perhaps she's that already...)

Anyway, I guess the reason I'm rambling on about all this is because I'd like you to know--to set your mind at ease--that if Miss March suddenly disappears for  a time and you don't hear much from her, it's nothing to worry about.  Nothing serious.  She probably just hit her head against the wall a bit too hard and gave herself  a concussion, or dissolved into tears and drowned in them, or just decided to shut her mouth and stop talking because she's not making much sense at this point and shows very little hope of improving in that area anytime in the near future.

So that's that. 

(Really, though, things aren't as bad as they appear from this rant--or perhaps they are...but, hey, I'm trying to be a little positive here.  ;)  I wouldn't worry about or sympathize with Miss March too much.  She's just having a fit of her usual writing problems, that's all, and she needs to learn to deal with them and stop being such a grumpy face about it.  So now.) 

I fear you have long been desiring my absence.  I shall leave you now. 


  1. Aww, hope you can conquer writer's block/losing your head soon! Remember to keep the "fun" in dysfunctional! ;) And if it makes any difference, this post was fun to read, even if it was a little sad. What you need my dear is a grand tour of Europe! That will set everything back to rights. :)

    1. You're a dear. Thank you so much, Abby! :D Your comment made me smile. "Keep the 'fun' in dysfunctional." I like that. And aww, I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this. That makes a huge difference. It really does. :)

      I think writing posts like this must be therapeutic or something, because I was feeling a whole lot better today! Ready to go out and conquer the world. Haha. Well, maybe not conquer the world, exactly, but I was definitely feeling much more relaxed and at ease. :)

      Oh! A tour of Europe sounds lovely. (By the by, is that a reference to a book or movie? Because I feel like I'm missing a quote or something...) I've always thought it would be cool to visit there someday. Have you ever visited a foreign country?

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :D

    2. Well, I'm not sure if the reference is from any one thing exactly, but I know it's been talked about in Jane Austen-y sorts of books and films. And I think they talk about it in Downton Abbey. Sightseeing, a change of scenery, and lots of new men to meet has a habit of setting oneself to rights. :)
      See, you have cured yourself by writing this post! And you could conquer the world any day!
      No, I have never, ever visited a foreign country. I am beside myself with wanderlust and self-pity. But you have just given me an idea that I can't believe hadn't occurred to me before: I shall do a post on where I would go if I could! (and I will give you a sneak peek: the first stop is Vienna! :)

    3. Ah. That makes sense. It's more of a general reference, then. :) "Sightseeing, a change of scenery, and lots of new men to meet has a habit of setting oneself to rights." Haha. That is totally Jane Austen sounding. :D

      Honestly, I feel a little foolish because every time I write one of these posts I end up feeling better almost immediately afterwards and then I feel like I just made a big deal about nothing. Haha. Ah well. It did help, and I guess that was the point. :)

      That's a wonderful idea for a post! And oooh! Vienna. I'd never thought of going there particularly, but it sounds lovely. I'll look forward to hearing your thoughts on the subject when you write that post!! :D

  2. Lovely to hear from you again, though it be in ranting form.
    If you can collect yourself enough to actually write your rants down (a thing that is imposssible for me), I think there is hope yet:)

    But I understand what you're going through, I also have so many ideas for blog posts but whenever I sit down to write, I lose the ability to string words together (I spent several minutes rewriting this sentence, because that phenomenon happened once again).
    Oh, and I never desire your absence;)

    1. Thanks, Rose. Haha. Yeah, maybe there is hope for me yet. It's really rather silly actually, because even as I rant about not being able to write...I'm writing. Figure that one out. ;)

      Yes, yes! EXACTLY! And the ideas just keep coming, and won't bother to keep pace with the slowness of my pen. Very irksome. :) ("I spent several minutes rewriting this sentence, because that phenomenon happened once again." Haha. That is SO me. Always rewording things.) I'm glad you understand the feeling, Rose.

      And awww. THANK YOU! It's so sweet of you to say that. That encourages me SO much. :D

  3. Oh, dear, dear, you sound like you need some cheering up and motivation, Miss March. I know exactly how that feels. :) I go through that (ups and downs, Mr. Clennam, ups and downs) but right now I've got a problem opposite to you. I have so much I want to say and I know how I want to say it, but I just don't have TIME to do it. School makes every week day done and dusted, and my weekends are crazy busy with other stuff. *sniffs* I shouldn't complain, though - better to be busy than bored. And besides, last week I had a lovely time. I was stewarding at another local show, for two whole days, which was an adventure. :D I just really wish there was another day between Saturday and Sunday...

    Well, I hope you get out of (I'm tempted to say 'depths of despair', but I fancy you aren't in quite such a mood as Anne was, hehe) your writing funk quickly.
    Go outside, enjoy sunshine, eat cake, read a good book, smile, laugh heartily and you'll be as right as rain. :D

    ~Miss Meg

    1. Oh, Miss Meg! You're so sweet. Thank you! Your comment was just what I needed, and it cheered me immensely.

      Ups and downs, yes indeed. It's really quite ridiculous how quickly I go from feeling up, to down, to up again. And yes, TIME! That is one of our biggest problems, isn't it? I'm sorry you've been suffering from a lack of it lately. But you're right, it is better to be busy than bored.

      You got another stewarding job? Oh! That's awesome! I'm so happy for you. And so glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. :D (Haha. Yes, another day between Saturday and Sunday would be most helpful. ;))

      Thanks, dear. Especially for that last line. I really needed to hear that, because that's exactly what I need to do--relax and enjoy all the wonderful things God has blessed me with. :)

      Your comment made me very happy! Just sayin'. :)

      ~Miss March

  4. I feel ya...Hang in there! Go re-watch or re-read a good movie/book or something! Eat chocolate! :)

    1. Aww. Thanks, Rae. You're so sweet. :) And thanks for the advice. I like it!! I certainly don't have to be told twice to eat chocolate! ;) Heehee.

      Thanks so much for your comment. It made me smile! :D

  5. Awww, you poor dear. :( Writer's block is so annoying, isn't it? If it means anything, all the posts that you write when you tell us you can't think of anything else to write (like this one) are always so funny and well-written. :) Keep at your writing and don't worry too much about having a "less than perfect" post...there hasn't been a post of yours that I didn't like! -hugs-

    1. Oh, Natalie! STOP IT! You're too nice. You're just too nice. :P

      Seriously, though, THANK YOU! I'm so glad you find these posts funny, because that's sort of the idea. Gotta laugh at myself, you know. :P And really?? Aww. I feel so happy, and humbled, that you like all of my posts. That's enormously encouraging to me! You're such a dear friend, Natalie. :D -HUGS-

    2. :D :D -hugs back- What are good friends for, if not to encourage each other? :D

    3. That is so true! Well put, Natalie. :D