Sundry Posts

Rather Be….


At this moment, I would rather be doing anything but writing.

I would rather be in bed, sleeping next to my husband.

I would rather be playing computer games


Reading, knitting, talking on the phone. Anything but writing.

However, since I am not one to back down from a challenge, here I sit. Writing.

It isn’t that I hate the words, though they’ve come slowly today. Its that I’ve put in my quota for the day. I should be done but I’m not. Yes, I have a quota of words each day.

My muse is a reluctant ally tonight. Kicking and screaming, I’ve dragged her from the bowl of triple peanut butter ice cream she insisted on after dinner, to write. Sometimes, you just have to show the muse who exactly is in charge.

So, though I would rather be doing anything but writing, I am sitting here keeping the promise I made to myself. Thats what this challenge is. My promise to myself that I would write a post for each letter of the alphabet. And that is what I am going to do.

No matter how tired and full the muse is.

How do you write when your muse is reluctant?



    Ack! I’m in the same situation right now, so I’m going to blogs I like and reading them for inspiration. It’s ironic, since for “M,” I wrote about how action precedes motivation. And yet, I can’t seem to spur myself to action today (yet). At least I now know I am in good company.

  • Misha

    Depends. Sometimes, I don’t feel like writing, but then make myself write until the feeling goes away. Other times, I REALLY don’t want to write, and then I give myself a few days off. That’s why I’m not done with my A to Z Challenge yet. 😀

    • AC Hoekwater

      I’m always afraid that if I take time off then I won’t go back so I seldom take time off. If I really don’t want to write, I will do a free write on why I don’t want to write. It is never good but it gets the words out and sometimes flowing better. Thanks for stopping by.