Five minutes ago I was going to quit blogging. Forever.
I can't write anymore. I have nothing to say!
So, I was just sitting over here drinking my Sprite Zero, whimpering, feeling sorry for my wordless, boring self when I decided to click over to see what Blue Wren's been up to. And I got a real kick out of it...
Today is the first day of the rest of your life, so they say. I have to agree. How can you not? After all, the other days of your life are already gone. Yesterday is yesterday, lost. You can't do it over. You've really only got today. And today, there are so many distractions that keep you from doing things just as you'd like. Although today, I did do something just as I liked. I took a shower with the window wide open, and just outside, it was snowing and windy. I pretended while I was in the shower that I lived in Norway, and that soon, I would run outside naked and throw myself into the snow and roll around and get all tingly down to my soul before running back inside to get dry and warm and drink hot chocolate and maybe eat a big steamy bowl of potato soup with crusty bread.
Blue Wren fell under the spell of Dr. Wicked's web application, Write or Die! It's a site that lets you challenge yourself to write as many words as you can in a certain amount of time. And it also punishes the tendency to avoid writing. As long as you keep typing, you're fine, but once you stop typing, you have a grace period of a certain number of seconds and then there are consequences.
Consequences! I think that's just what I need to start writing again. Like Dr. Wicked wrote...
If I don't write my own stories I am only disappointing myself. I experience perpetual disappointment in myself so I'm kind of used to it.
Sigh. I can relate. Dr. Wicked's consequences are:
Gentle Mode: A certain amount of time after you stop writing, a box will pop up, gently reminding you to continue writing.
Normal Mode: If you persistently avoid writing, you will be played a most unpleasant sound. The sound will stop if and only if you continue to write.
Kamikaze Mode: Keep Writing or Your Work Will Unwrite Itself
I'm going to visit Dr. Wicked every morning to try to get back into the swing of things over here.
I'm a little scared but why should I be? Like Wren said, Oh, This is fun...
Here's to hoping!