Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pushing on

I have been away from blogging for a while mostly because I have been a little depressed and because I didn't want to spread my negativity. Why did I feel depressed? I honestly don't know. I am just one of those tortured people who feel depressed, sad and if impending doom is lurking. I have been like that since I was a kid.

I have also been busy helping my brother with his work and while I do that I get to stay home and call myself a writer. I haven't written anything new and I haven't edited in a while, but I have been putting down plenty of story ideas.

I don't know why I am not writing, because I do have the time. I just don't feel like it. Yes people, I said it. I guess I was afraid I might write more stuff that takes more time to fix than it was to write. Maybe that is why I have been putting off the editing process. There is just so much to do and I am not even halfway and it is only the first round of editing.

Please, don't feel sorry for me, rather tell me how your life and writing is going.


  1. Hi Murees .. Melancholia hits us at times ... and that's great you're helping your brother, and at the same time getting those story ideas.

    Sometimes we need a break ...

    Did you see the Ubuntu blog-hops recently .. ?

    Are you doing the A-Z - Once you've got your theme you could start preparing your short posts ..? That will get you writing again - tell us about SA ..

    Cheers and you'll be back up and running and writing soon - Hilary

  2. I know what you mean. I've been struggling with something similar for the past few days.

    Luckily, I'm managing to pull myself out of it, though.

  3. Sometimes that's how life gets you. Try not to worry about not writing, it'll come back.

    And Hilary's suggestion for the A-Z is great - South Africa is a great topic, and most of us don't know much about it!

  4. Sometimes I don't feel like writing either. But I always come back to it, and you will too, when the time is right for you.

  5. I 100% know how you feel. I have been struggling with a lot of stress lately and it's sunk me into a writing rut. I just don't feel like writing. I have recently have been VERY unhappy with my blog and I feel like in the last 24 hours I decided to make a difference and it's going to be a good one. Sometimes you just have to go with it - you'll have good days and you'll have bad and that's okay.

  6. Hilary - Thank you for your wonderful words and suggestions. I was thinking of sitting out the A-Z challenge this year...but who knows, maybe I will change my mind.

    Misha - Good for you. I hope things improve for you soon.

    Annalisa - Wow, I didn't think anyone wanted to know more about South Africa. Maybe I should work in a few posts about my country. Thank you for always being so kind to me.

    M.J. - Thank you for the kind words. Writing and I do have a love-hate relationship, so you are right. I will be going back to it before I know it.

    Nicole - Thank you for your wise and powerful words. I think I need to make a change to my blog and writing in general too, I just don't know what yet. I hope things really work out well for you.

  7. Might I suggest - try writing something just for yourself, for the fun of it. No editing needed. Better still, try writing something fun. Make yourself laugh. You might find the door out of your blues somewhere in your own words.

  8. Good morning, Murees -- We all feel a bit down at times . . . but you're busy with your brother and still getting your ideas down . . . and if you don't, don't worry about it . . . from my branch on the tree, it seems like you need a critique partner as you're doing too much without input. That would get anybody down!

  9. LD - Thank you, that is a fantastic suggestion. My writing always cheers me up, so it is just a matter of time. I just have to get my lazy-self to sit down and write something, anything.

    Kittie - Thank you for your kind and inspiring words. I probably do need a critique partner. I just don't feel that great about letting anyone see my work right now. There is still too much too fix for it to be half decent.


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