Checked Out

What do you do when you just don’t feel like writing? What is to be done when the words just won’t come, or you’re just not feeling it?

Is it worth working through those feelings? Is there some sort of reward for sticking with writing when everything is telling you that it’s not going to happen today?

Because that’s what I’m feeling right now. This particular feeling doesn’t creep up on me often, but when it does, it’s a powerful thing. I’ve got a list of chores and errands that need doing, a surplus of energy to get them done, and a lot of time to do them. Maybe I should just call writing today a wash and just get to the day’s real activities. Might be good for me. Fiction isn’t going super well at the moment, getting words on the page or the screen feels like a chore already, so what’s the harm in taking a day off? I haven’t done it in a long time—just treated myself to an early end to writing and took advantage of the extra hour or so.

Who knows?

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