My symptoms are to blame. I have increasingly been struggling with thinking. I am fairly certain that this is disease-related. And, when I can’t think, my writing bores.
I have been wanting to post something to my blog, each and every day that I fail to do so. Lately, I can’t trust my own judgement, as to what is worth sharing. In fact, on many days, reading anything at all is difficult. And, when I can’t follow a simple narrative, I am a defeated judge of quality.
The good news is that while I have been struggling to think, I have also made headway in dealing with the problem. Today is a perfect example. A myotonic-dystrophy fatigue forced me to nap this afternoon. Pain invaded my sleep. I nodded off tired and woke with a raging muscle ache. Everything hurts, but my head and neck distinguish themselves in this rodeo.
Normally, I wouldn’t be capable of writing for my blog under these conditions. But, today is no typical day. Today, my efforts at fighting through brain-haze are paying dividends.
While I might not have made much progress with my book, these past eight months, I have learned quite a bit about managing my symptoms. In the past, I have referred to this condition as writer’s block. But now, I would be wrong to do so. I know better. I would like to share with you some of what I have learned. For, today, in spite of my symptoms. I not only can read. I can write.
I’m sorry to hear about the illness. What you can do to increase your posting frequency is to cue posts to automatically publish in the future, so when you feel like writing, just bring out a heap of content to cue.
Good luck on the book. It’s a difficult but worthwhile thing to undertake. All the best to you.
Thanks for the suggestion. My problem is that I can’t work ahead fast enough. I have been trying to do what you have suggested, but I always run out of material before the next good day.
I know the feeling. Thinking of what to write is the hardest part unfortunately.
Thanks for your marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author.
I will make certain to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back someday.
I want to encourage that you continue your great job,
have a nice morning!
Thank you for your encouragement/