Friday, June 8, 2012

Setting Myself Up

For the past couple months, my laptop was on the coffee table.  I sat on the edge of the couch, hunched my body, and did whatever I wanted on the computer: Check Reds scores or watch Hulu or Netflix; read blogs and "like" things on Facebook; yell at politicians.  I had the world at my fingertips.   Click, click, click.

But you know what's hard to do, hunched over on a couch?  Write.  It's awkward and uncomfortable.  Even leaning back on the couch, my laptop on my lap, I found myself avoiding Blogger.  I focused for a few minutes before switching to a tab that gave me more instant gratification.

I've been beating myself up for not writing and for not wanting to write.  I've been angry that I haven't found any inspiration for writing.  But I have to give myself a chance, right?  Today I moved my laptop back to my awesome desk, in the room with my giant penguin and comfortable office chair.

We'll see what happens.


Tonja said...

We should get together to write next week. :)

george rede said...

Lately, it seems a lot of fellow bloggers are posting less frequently. The reasons why are all over the map. In my case, it feels like I'm running out of things to say -- why post if I can only offer uninspired writing or unoriginal thoughts?
In your case, I hope the return of the laptop to your awesome desk gets you going again. You're too good a writer to not share more often.
(That's a compliment, btw. Not a guilt trip.)

August said...

@Tonja - definitely

@George - thanks for the encouragement! I hope to find my way back into a routine. As my mom said when I was little (and out of earshot), I need a long runway before I can take flight.