Seriously – right now, I feel like I have run out of words. I know! Almost unbelievable.
I’m not sure why, but just lately I have been struggling to complete a thought. Random ideas run in and out of my mind without sticking. I look at my blank screen and wonder how to fill it.
There may be some obvious reasons why.
It could be stress. Or, the sudden absence of stress. Some of my best work is done under pressure. For the last 2 months I have had an intense amount of work, which has suddenly ceased. Now I have a few weeks to sit back, take the time to write – and I find myself without a subject.
It could be distraction. I have filled this month with other tasks. In a weeks time I am going for a spa night with a wonderful bunch of ladies who I have known for over 7 years. Some of them I have never even met, face to face.
No sooner am I back from my massage before I am off again, taking a 5 day break with the kids, because it’s been a frantic year so far and we need to be a family, without work or school, for a few days.
As soon as we get back from that Mr G and I will be setting off on an 8 hour round trip to Cumbria. My great mate B is moving to my town so we are off to drive a van of her possessions halfway down the country. I’ve been working on her to move down for years. I think it was the zombies and the skittle vodka that finally made her crack.
It’s even possible it’s the sunshine. I think we all know that England just isn’t hot that often, so when the sun is out, so am I. Gardening, weeding. I even sat outside in the sun this weekend and read a book. I think it might be the first time I read a whole book in at least 6 months.
Whatever the reason may be, staring at this screen is not going to make the words come back. It’s time to find out what people do when they have reached a wall . . .