Friday, April 4, 2014

Day 1642 - What to write about?

What to write about, when there is nothing to write about.
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As an author on the speaker circuit, one of the things I talk to children about is how to get inspiration for a book, a character, a story line. So it's a bit funny that I am sitting here drumming my fingers on the desk wondering what the hell to blog about today.  Blogging every day sucks like that.  Which is exactly why I do it ... to MAKE me have to write no matter what. So here I am, forcing myself to write, when there is nothing to write about.

I could sit here and tell you how my entire weekend is going to be made up of me wearing my "mumager" hat.  It starts with taking Tahlia to a stylist fitting today, then to Sydney tonight for a modelling conference tomorrow, then two shoots back in Canberra on Sunday.  Yeah, Yeah ... same old, same old ... boring.

I could sit here and tell you about the week I've had which includes Darby's martial arts lesson, his first ever basketball training, going to the RAW exhibition in Canberra (where I proudly found a picture of my daughter and her cousin on display), Derek's colonoscopy, Mum's birthday, my silly mummy meltdown, finding a new product source in China, my daily to-dos, how much water I drank, how much peeing I did, editing book 6, finally getting all the washing done now that we have a new machine, making jelly, spending 20 minutes a day on the treadmill ..... but again ... same old, same old ... boring!

So with nothing to write about I am sitting here staring at my wall. The wall in front of me with the beautiful pin board that is full of coloured pictures and activities that Cheer Chick Charlie fans have sent me.  The wall that motivates me to keep going with that journey.

And then I stare outside at the dark dawn and listen to the rain.  It is getting heavier and heavier.   It's so black outside still.

Which makes me think - Daylight saving ends this weekend.  Wow.  Winter is coming.

Then I lay on the ground and try to stretch out my back which continues to burn with fibromyalgia pain and I wonder if it would feel this bad if it wasn't raining.  Do I have to live with this burning back forever?  That would suck.  Perhaps I need a massage.  If only I could find the time.

Then I look at my diary for this morning and notice I have a Skype meeting with the USA and then a lovely client session.  I really need to shower and spruce myself up for both.  My hair could do with a wash.

Should probably shave my legs and underarms in the shower this morning.  Given I'm heading to the modelling conference and all. Not sure hairy models are in this year. Oh, that's right ... I'm not the model.  I'm the mumager.  Yes, Yes ... nobody will be looking at me.  Which is probably a good thing. I haven't done anything about that developing grey skunk line on my head.

I look at my house and wonder what sort of bomb went off.  It's a weird bomb this week.  Paper, magazines, books, shoes, packaging stuff ....

Then I see the pile of presents I have ready to wrap for our beautiful grand bubba Lola's first birthday which is coming up and I feel the thrill of anticipation run through my body as we near holiday time.

Which makes me think of our adventurous car trip north.  Stopping in Coffs, laying around a pool on the Gold Coast, heading to Dreamworld, driving through Noosa, spending Easter with Chelsea, Pat and Lola in their BRAND NEW HOME.

And before I know it, I've realised that sometimes when there's nothing to write about, you actually end up with plenty to write about.

Whether it's worth reading is another thing ... but at least I can say, the writing is done.

What do you write about, when there's nothing to write about?

Reminder: Today is the last day to enter the draw to win Vince Vaughn.  Well, his movie at least. There are three copies to give away.  Click here to head on over.  Things are going cray cray on Facebook with this comp.  I'm going to have to find another method other than writing all the names and putting them in a hat.  Seriously ... there are hundreds!!! 


  1. Good on you for keeping on keeping on. I don't blog every day, but I do record just on thing - a moment, a conversation, something. I use these for inspiration when I'm feeling stuck.

  2. Oooo if you are stopping in Coffs, may I suggest eating here and at Old Johns (not had time to write the review yet) but both are excellent! I loved Coffs - we went for the first time last weekend (weekend before? Where does the time go?) So impressive! Have a great holiday!

  3. Though not new to blogging, I do still feel a novice. I haven't yet (maybe I won't!) got the hang of waffling eloquently.

    Currently using writing prompts to get me going... :)

  4. I feel like I'm in this predicament right now although in the back of my mind I know there's lots to write about but I think it's just a 'I couldn't be bothered' thing at the moment. I've got loads of magazines to read, I'm sure that will inspire me.

  5. Yep I'm stuck for tomorrow, I have a list of topics I have jotted down, but none of those topics are appealing to me at the moment.......

  6. If I have nothing to write about, I don't write. But you've proved that if you start somewhere you can write a post and finish it. Your weekend sounds busy. I think you need to book yourself a massage! ;)

  7. I never had nothing to write about, just never enough quality time to write how and what I want! Paid work has to take priority.


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