Letdown.

sad faceYou know that feeling you get any post-huge holiday, where you have planned and plotted, prepared and executed. And suddenly what you’ve been eating-breathing-sleeping for days/weeks/months is over. You just walk around your house aimlessly, not knowing what to do. And…it feels really damn empty.

That is how I feel post NaBloPoMo. Suddenly, I have writers block. And I’m tired. And I have absolutely no thoughts. NO THOUGHTS, PEOPLE!

After a month of marathon writing, which I so totally enjoyed, I have spent the last several days not even thinking about writing. It’s like, if I don’t have a goal, then what is the point. Because come on, folks, there was no WAY I was missing a day. That’s just not how I roll. I always meet or exceed my goals! Okay, not always, but you see where I’m coming from. And I love blogging, right? So why the let down because I am sans a goal? That’s just…dumb.

I’m almost wishing that I had NaBloPoMo’d this month. But I thought I needed a little break from the pressure. And I had a shit-tastic Thanksgiving weekend and then week after. And honestly with Christmas coming and having all sorts of commitments, it is for the best that I did not participate. Right?

So today I’m writing this little ditty because it came to me, and you know as writers, when something comes to us, we have to write it down, lest it be gone for-ev’s. But tomorrow I’m picking myself up and I am going to have some writing ideas. I mean, I have some, but I’m not in love with them right now.

If you have ideas on what you think I should write about, I would love to hear them. Come on people, help inspire me!!

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About Laine

Elaine GriffinElaine Griffin (a.k.a. Laine) is a freelance WordPress designer, content creator, and speaker. She brings her background as a sociologist, advocate, and educator, to her work and her writing, which has been featured on BlogHer and The SITS Girls. On The Laine List she spills her guts about life, motherhood, and balancing work and family. She also sprinkles in some fun recipe and cocktail posts. On Elaine Griffin Designs, she writes easy to follow tutorials about WordPress, social media, SEO, and blogging.
Working from her home office in Finger Lakes Region of NY, Elaine, a wine lover, also enjoys the beauty of living in wine country!

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Comments

  1. says

    You know, I’ve been feeling a bit of the let down post-NaBloPoMo myself. The best thing I’ve found is just to read through my feed and find inspiration from what others are writing. I have a tag called “Fodder” in Google Reader and whenever something particularly sparks an idea, I’ll tag it and go back to it later to write my own thoughts.

  2. says

    I’d really like my writing epiphanies to hit me when I’m NOT wet and nekkid in the shower (as opposed to wet and clothed??? Sometimes I scare myself).

    Also, I finally figured out why you never answered me about reading the Poisonwood Bible. Because you likely never GOT the email reply. Blogger lets me reply directly to some people when they comment on my blog, but I failed to notice that your email (among a few others) was “Laine – noreply@…” So, while I thought I was being cleaver and replying to you directly, my replies have gone to some black hole on the interwebz. Also, the link to email you on your blog doesn’t work…or it’s user error. I’m thinking the former. :0)

  3. says

    I have had a week off and it was great! I think sometimes we all need to take a little step back and think of that next post. I find inspiration hits at the weirdest of times and my pen is no where near me to jot down an idea…

    • Laine says

      I hope you had a great week off – and that you didn’t miss too many opportunities! I know I missed a couple this weekend.

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