Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Introspective Stupidity

I've been feeling a bit funny recently. Here are the symptoms I was experiencing:

  • frustration
  • anxiety
  • angst
  • disinterest in my studies
  • making faces like this:
  • Just for the record, I don't chew pencils.  (source)
  • being easily annoyed
  • general discontent
  • specific discontent
  • even higher tendency to daydream than normal

This morning, I concluded that this was just how the rest of the semester was going to be.  Because apparently the last month of spring semester just stinks.  It is a stinky stink-hole of paper-finishing, summer-wishing stink-ness because it just....IS. 

Then I sat down and thought about it.  (Actually, I thought out loud to Tyler-Rose about it, because thinking aloud makes everything clearer.)  And I realized something: 

I HAVEN'T WRITTEN ANY FICTION IN OVER THREE WEEKS. 

So OBVIOUSLY that is the problem.  I mean--really?  For someone as introspective as I am that shouldn't have been so hard to figure out.


What happens when you take a break from writing?

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like we're suffering from the same illness. I don't write so I wonder what it could be? Maybe it's because I haven't been reading lately. I need to find a good book ASAP to get away from it all!

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    1. Read "Midnight in Austenland" by Shannon Hale. I just read it and I loved it. I was in stitches on my nasty brown dorm floor, I was laughing so hard.

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    2. Thanks for the suggestion! I will have to take a look at it :)

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  2. I usually write over my lunch at work, so when I don't get that hour (or fourty five minutes) thanks to meetings or interruptions, I can be snarky the whole rest of the afternoon. (uhm, excuse me coworker, but do you see me working on a non-company computer with my headphones in? Do you see me deep in something? WHY can't you wait until one o'clock?!) I remember college and really sympathise with you! If you find time for a little breather, a tiny bit of fiction can do you some good.

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    1. Some people just don't understand having a sacred hour or so when you don't want to interact with them... Good luck defending your lunch break!

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  3. Sometimes I take a break on purpose to puzzle things out, other times, it drives me to distraction when I can't write due to appts., phone conversations, etc. It's hard to carve out those hours when needed.

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