And yet another week has passed without me posting a blog. I have plenty of ideas. I have dozens of abandoned drafts. And yet, nothing--bribery, guilt, inspiration or sheer will--seems to propel me toward a finished post.
I tried writing for an hour a day. That lasted about three days. Then I compromised with half an hour a day, which lasted, well, less than the allotted half hour. Too tired, too busy, too uninspired, too frazzled, too much "real" work for clients, too whatever--name your excuse, and I've used it.
My real problem--because let's face it, if I have time to stalk high school boyfriends on Facebook or tweet about cheese dip for an hour every day, I have time to blog--is inspiration. Maybe it's my free spirited nature, maybe it's my own crazy brand of perfectionism, but I have to feel "inspired" to write. I have to be "in the moment." If I start a blog one day, it just doesn't "sing" to me two days later. Which of course, leads to a string of unfinished drafts and even more pressure, frustration and self-doubt.
How do I break the cycle? How do I write when I don't "feel" like? Does writing ever become less of a chore? Is it always a battle of spirit and will?
Help a girl out.