5 Reasons I AM NOT Writing Today (Grammar Police, Get Your Red Pens Out)


1. Between the political conventions, the new blogs I’ve been reading, the cleaning, and the rain, we haven’t been anywhere or done anything worth writing about. I know! We need to get out more so strange things can happen.

2. I am waiting for my cousin to finish building my art website and to turn it on, or whatever it is Internet people do to make pictures and words show up instead of error messages. I am using up all of my energy by trying to be patient. It’s not working out so well. My cousin works full-time and has a new baby at home. I’m lucky he is helping me at all. Seriously though? I am obsessed about this website. I can’t think of anything else. What if it doesn’t work? What if it does? What if I don’t have enough art to put on it? What if I have too much? What if fewer people go to my new art website than go to my old family blog (this one) (Is that even possible?!!!).

Batman: A more concrete career choice in comparison to the mother, writer, painter path I have chosen for myself.

3. I might be writing too often anyway. Or, maybe I am writing too little. Or maybe I am just writing about boring topics or about politics too much, or maybe not enough. Maybe I need to learn more about SEO or I need to post a funny picture with a cat or a dog on it to my Facebook fan page every thirty seconds. Maybe I need more pictures or maybe I need less. I don’t know how to attract readers to my blog. Why am I so worried about that? Why am I not worried more? What am I writing about anyway? Why should people even care? How can people not care? My life is fascinating, sort of and on occasion. I’m funny, sometimes, except for when I’m not, which might be more often than I think. I can’t decide.

I may have to start breathing deeply into a paper bag.

Starting new things makes me feel like this. I’m laughing so hard I can’t breath and then I’m a little scared because I can’t breath.

4. I’m grumpy and tired. It rains every single day. I’ve hit some kind of writing block or writing wall. I only wish I’d “hit the wall” by running instead, but we can’t seem to get outside. It’s raining. It rains every. single. day. Sorry, I had to mention that twice for emphasis. Rain, dark clouds, more rain…it gets a little depressing after a while.

5. I’d rather sip coffee and watch my daughter fight with the dog over a plastic zebra toy. It’s pretty hilarious. I’m not sure if this is a sign of my cultural bankruptedness or if my brain is running in circles and this sort of mindless activity is like a reset button. Either way, that’s probably how I’ll be spending a good portion of my day today. 90% of my time will involve finding the plastic zebra because it ALWAYS gets lost. Let’s all hope it doesn’t get a leg chewed off…again.

It seems like every recent picture I have of Tiny-Small is blurry. She never stops moving. She even wants to drive. It’s scary.

All I know is, I’m not writing today. I don’t mean to be difficult, but it just feels impossible. Also, the coffee is calling my name.


11 thoughts on “5 Reasons I AM NOT Writing Today (Grammar Police, Get Your Red Pens Out)”

  1. You will be fine! I have no idea what a seo is but I love art so I will be checking out the new site

    1. SEO is something to do with using the right words so search engines can you find you. That’s about all I know about it …lol!

  2. I loved this. I was talking to that awesome babe Kelly DeBie over the randomness of some blogs’ popularity and we can’t figure out the algorithm. I find there is stuff out there that really… sucks but it’s supah populah. We determined that they succeed because of crassness and sympathetic readers. I like your blog because I can relate to you. I think if we swore a lot more and talked about our spouses and children in disparaging ways we’d hit the big time. As you said to me, don’t change who you are. I like you. It’s so funny that you and I wrote similarly today… It rained here too today. 🙂 xo

    1. I don’t what the secret is either, but I’m not a big swearer (usually) and I actually really like my husband. I think you are right – we just have to be us and take our own advice to each other. Glad I bumoed into you on the Internet. We got randomly luckily when that happened!

    1. It’s always nice to meet a kindred spirit. There seem to be quite a few of us artist-mommy types. I hope to see some of your work!

      1. I’ll have to post a link on my bloggy blog, but I have yet to get a “real” website for my art. I had a decent one on MosaicGlobe, but that website just went kaput, much to my surprise. I haven’t gotten a REAL-real website because I don’t know how, or I’m too cheap, or in the off chance I suddenly get a bunch of commissions, I will freak out and won’t be able to get them done in a timely manner, what with a million kids and dogs everywhere. (I have three dogs too.) I already have a list of paintings waiting to get done for like, years. Here’s my Facebook Portfolio. Ooooh yeah. Professional…

        1. One step at a time, right? I’m still trying to get my website up and running and I have all of the same fears! It’s scary when life is so unpredictable (kids!).

  3. Hey, you still wrote! Rain makes me grumpy too. That, plus a thousand errands and appointments, has kept me from writing much this week too. I hope you feel better soon and can get back on the grind. Writing is good for the soul. So is art… I am excited about your art website. Let me know when it’s up and running!

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