I’m Just Not Feeling It

4F6A46DC-2742-4D23-B446-3106CE524C9FI have four partially written draft posts that I started today and they all suck.

In one of the four drafts, I tried to craft, as I am wont to do each day, a cohesive story around five one-word prompts, including my own. But nothing worked.

Then I began writing a post for Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt and I just couldn’t get it to come together. Same with The Haunted Wordsmith’s Daily Prompt post and with Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge post. Nada!

I thought about writing yet another rant about Donald Trump and, even though there’s plenty to rant about, my head and my heart just weren’t into it.

I have been wracking my brain (or is that racking my brain? I’m never sure which is the correct expression) all day, but nothing has surfaced.

Then I saw the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver prompt, where we are challenged to weave a tale in which ‘search’ features prominently.

So perhaps that’s the answer. I’ve been spending all this time today in search of something to write about and to post. But is it appropriate to write a post about a search when that search has come to naught? Probably not.

Maybe I’ll try again later. Or maybe not. But right now, I’m just not feeling it.

36 thoughts on “I’m Just Not Feeling It

  1. Paula Light May 16, 2019 / 2:38 pm

    I hear ya. I have a bunch of saved prompts, but all I’ve done so far is post a pic of my cat for paws & claws. Hey, there’s an idea for ya! 🐱

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  2. Michael May 16, 2019 / 2:55 pm

    Some days that is just how it is, tomorrow the words may flow forth like never before. Thanks for sharing your woes with us as you search onwards.

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  3. dawnbirdau May 16, 2019 / 3:10 pm

    I love this….writers write to connect … you’ve touched on something we all feel so … a creative post on ‘not feelin it’!

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  4. Marleen May 16, 2019 / 3:22 pm

    I have been wracking my brain (or is that racking my brain? I’m never sure which is the correct expression) all day, but …

    I always have think that one [wracking/racking] through as well!

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    • Marleen May 16, 2019 / 3:23 pm

      In fact, I’d have look it up all over again.

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  5. Kat May 16, 2019 / 4:06 pm

    I have my fair share of half written and just not feeling it posts saved in my drafts. There are days like that! 🙂 Good luck- hope you’re inspired really soon!

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  6. newepicauthor May 16, 2019 / 4:09 pm

    I have a writing challenge coming up tomorrow, where maybe you could use your Donald Trump post. It is my MM Music challenge and I will discuss The Mighty Quinn. I hope that you decide to write something for it.

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    • Fandango May 16, 2019 / 4:31 pm

      I will certainly give it a look. Hopefully I’ll feel a little more inspired than I do today.

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  7. Laura May 16, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    I find many of my searches come to naught. They’re totally fair game for writing material!

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  8. Marilyn Armstrong May 16, 2019 / 8:17 pm

    Wrack, unless you are putting your brain on a shelf … or a rack. Sometimes, it isn’t a bad idea to write something that isn’t part of a prompt. Or, as everyone told me when I was a kid writer trying to be a grown-up — write what you know. Write what is true — for you. I bet you have a ton of stories you haven’t even looked at.

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    • Fandango May 16, 2019 / 8:27 pm

      According to grammarist.com, “To wrack one’s brain would be to wreck it. This might sort of make sense in some figurative uses, but rack is the standard spelling where the phrase means to think very hard. Wrack [one’s] brain is so common, though, that we have no choice but to consider it an accepted variant.”

      Yes, I probably do have a lot of stories, but as an anonymous blogger, there are some I am not willing to share. Maybe I need to change the names to protect the innocent (or guilty?). 😱

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  9. Lanning Lee May 17, 2019 / 4:29 pm

    I think making up a quote for Trump, using all the words in a couple of sentences, should do the trick. The real challenge will be to make up nonsense that resembles his nonsense.

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  10. leigha66 May 17, 2019 / 7:12 pm

    A topic almost all writers have struggled with at some time. Maybe you will feel it tomorrow.

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  11. kytwright May 19, 2019 / 1:00 pm

    Been there, in fact been there often. The words will come they always do. 👍

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  12. BeckiesMentalMess.wordpress.com May 19, 2019 / 1:03 pm

    I feel like I’m in the same boat today. I’ve been starting and re-thinking ideas of what to do with Teresa’s (ABC Prompt) for over 2 hours. Oye! For that matter, your’s too. 🙄

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  13. jenanita01 May 20, 2019 / 2:12 am

    I have been reprimanded for describing days like these. Apparently, we are not supposed to admit to them. Warts and all, has always been my mantra, for I want the world to know I am human (and occasionally stupid!)

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      • jenanita01 May 20, 2019 / 11:07 am

        Oh, I know, but we are not supposed to broadcast it. Don’t see the harm myself, as it makes us human…

        Liked by 1 person

  14. willowdot21 May 20, 2019 / 3:34 pm

    Look at that you just made being unpreductive look so clever, glamorous even.💜

    Liked by 1 person

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