Release Time!

Welcome to my crazy world. Oh, forgive me. This is completely normal!

This is not venting because I’m not angry at the world or miffed or whatever it is that makes people want to vent. We’ll call it my release…because that’s the daily prompt and as good of a word as any. We’ll call it the releasing of a balloon into a brilliant blue sky.


Except that my balloon is all pastel and looks like it was colored by a kid…or me. Because I totally color like a kid.

After much procrastination and personal mind games, I finally started writing THE NOVEL about an hour ago. It’s a total of 821 words. The finest words I could find this evening. I’ve known I was procrastinating, which gave me a lot to think about.

People would call my procrastinating “writer’s block.”Β  I opened Word 152 times (only the slightest of exaggerations), stared at the blinking cursor and then proceeded to do something else. For days. I saw scenes and yet I couldn’t write them. Wouldn’t write them. It definitely was a case of “wouldn’t,” which made me wonder why we sometimes don’t allow ourselves to move forward.

There is a theory that sometimes we set ourselves up to fail. That we have a fear of succeeding. Why? Because it would change our lives? Because it would change us?

The obvious thing is that to succeed would involve change and we wonder if we’re ready. And why not? Why shouldn’t we be ready to allow a life’s passion to be successful?

So, here’s to all of us who stick our feet into a bucket of concrete rather than move forward. Let’s break the mold and just do it!




23 thoughts on “Release Time!

    1. I find discipline is my biggest handicap. Must. Change. πŸ™‚
      You should try nanowrimo next month and force yourself to write every day. It can become a habit…. (I’m a great one for giving advice! πŸ™‚ )

      1. I have too many handicaps… lol… about nanowrimo… I want to, really… Started thinking about it a month ago too. But I still have no clue what to write about… But sure I ll try this time…

      2. Well, I think a week is plenty of time to brainstorm. Is there something you’ve always wanted to write about? Or maybe something you’ve written that you’ve never finished?
        Personally, I like the pressure of trying to get the 50,000 in a month, even if it’s not eloquent…or anything near.
        Just do it! πŸ™‚

      3. “Even if it’s not eloquent…or anything near.
        Just do it!” – Thank you for this….

        “I can and I will… ” I am telling this to myself everyday now, for a variety of things. I want to get over and push away the boundaries I set for myself, the fear, doubts, stupid overthinking etc and etc. Writing has helped me a lot, more than a lot.

        So Novel it is this November… Because I want to. Because I like writing and I love reading… Because there are so many writers who have made me feel… because I want to try if I can do the same… because I want to see if I can put all those fictional characters and imaginary scenes into words and touch the imagination of others as well…. Because last year I promised myself that I will attempt it next year… Even though I still havent had any serious inspiration… I am hoping that I will get inspired on the way…

  1. Good advice, Sascha, and glad it’s all happening. I’m rather partial to buckets of concrete myself. I’ve found two is better, one for each foot so you can walk and drive (either very quickly or not at all). Best not to go swimming though. πŸ’

      1. Yes, I would, with the concrete fishes. Perhaps not as ominous as it needs to be. I’m struggling with the little I’m doing now, so nope. I may print out my poems, put them in a spiral binder and throw it in the river, If that counts. 😸

      2. It’s so good to have a quantifiable discussion. I left it with my panel of feathered experts. All I got was πŸ‘’βš½πŸŒ΄πŸ’² ⚽🎏 πŸ³β›ŽπŸ…°πŸŒœπŸŽ‹πŸ’² and they’re telling me to get serious and make coffee.

      3. We drink coffee as if there’s no tomorrow. Or as if we might not like tomorrow, or don’t care about tomorrow, or just want coffee written in emoji letters: πŸŒœβš½πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽ—πŸŽ—

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