Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Argghhh!

There is a big ol' post stuck in my head. I know that if I could just get the first few words out, the next seven hundred would spew out after them like magic.

The funny thing is, I couldn't even tell you what the topic is; there are three or four items just swirling around half-formed in my noggin, any one of which would turn into logorrhea if I could just get that first rock of the avalanche bouncing down the hill...

It's almost painful.

13 comments:

Keads said...

Step away from the keyboard slowly and go clean a tool or something. Then it will be back!

Unless of course you are like me and get totally distracted and dive into something else.

A post about Cruisers perhaps?

Tam said...

Heh.

I just finished reading that, thanks! :) Now it's caused me to drift into re-reading my Osprey books about Civil War ironclads... :o

reflectoscope said...

In that case I shall monitor your progress carefully.

Jim

Keads said...

@Tam,

Wow, A light read? Sorry!

staghounds said...

1.25:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLKsIpeiFtY

Keads said...

Well if you are going to dig into the Ironclads, I really like the story of the CSS Alabama, but that's just my personal preference. I look forward to your insight as always.

Anonymous said...

Stop the teasing and dancing around the edges and get to the CW trilogy! You know you want to, you know we want you to, and the story of the ironclads is as good a place as any to jump in and work your way forward and back. Break the logjam, get to the logorrhea...just do it!

(um, I mean wouldja please?)

AT

Frank W. James said...

Yeap, you're a frustrated 'writer' no question about it. I have the same problem all the time. Give it time and it will come to a head, just like a teenage 'zit'...

All The Best,
Frank W. James

The Jack said...

Shift gears.

Do something non writing, like cook or balance a checkbook or, as Keads said, clean a tool.

I find that working with my hands or with numbers helps a lot.

And working with different senses, hence the taste and smell of cookng.

TheOtherLarry said...

Wow! Get outta my head!

I have all sorts of fantastic ideas and thoughts bouncing around in my brain, but when I try to put it down, it comes out as overcooked mush.

But you, my dear Tam, have the gift of the written word. I have confidence in you.

Joel said...

Now it's caused me to drift into re-reading my Osprey books about Civil War ironclads... :o

Are you sure you're a girl?

Kevin said...

"...the next seven HUNDRED"?!?!?

Piker! ;-)

Joanna said...

"Give it time and it will come to a head, just like a teenage 'zit'..."

Ew. I mean, dang if that's not a spot-on description of the writing process, but ... ew. Keep us posted (no pun intended), Tam!