Friday, April 6, 2012

Infrequent F's ~ Life Lessons from Writer's Block ~ A to Z Challenge

When I began thinking about the A to Z challenge, I thought for a long time about what I wanted to write. I tried to think of ways to find neat things about the English language with each letter. And then I thought, what if that letter didn’t exist? So I am doing an abbreviated version of my Life Lessons series that I normally do on Fridays, but without using the letter of the day. What would life be like without that letter? Let’s find out...

I have nothing to write about, which is sad because this is day six in the A to Z challenge. There is a long way to go. I guess you could say I have Writer’s Block.

It was somewhat scary, staring at the blank page, knowing I had a deadline to get my blog up and knowing I had no idea what to put down. Normally, I have my blogs written out several days, or more like a couple weeks in advance. This daily blog challenge has me scrambling a bit more than usual.

Normallly, I know what I am going to write when I sit down, but not today. Which begs the question, how should we handle being brought up against the unknown? There are several options. We can respond with terror, determination, or rebellion.

Terror many times makes numbs us until we do nothing. Determination sets us up to dig in the trenches and battle our way through. Rebellion tends to draw us in the opposite direction which isn’t always the best thing for us. 

Obviously, I’m choosing to battle through – given that I have a post up today. How do you react when you come up against things you aren’t prepared to see?

Check out other A to Z participants using the link below. 

As a side note, I am also blogging over at Regency Reflections today. Come check it out


  1. this a-z thing is stressing me just a little--i am enjoying it but am not used to it----i don't really fancy myself a true writer at least not a very disciplined one---if i were given a word not just a letter i would find this much easier--but i guess that is the point---usually when i write, it is because i am inspired and i just have to get it out--it just flows then!

  2. I completely understand! Normally I post twice a week. Some weeks I'm very inspired and I write most of my posts for a month. This having to post everyday is really stretching me. I think it's a good thing.

  3. I think that is part of the reason I chose flash fiction for my A to Z's easier for me to write. I'm up through the letter M, going to start on N later today. Phew!

    PS> You may want to turn off your word verification. I think you'll get more folks commenting. ;-)

  4. I didn't even realize I had word verification on! Thanks for the tip, I have it turned off now.