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Friday, August 01, 2003

Writer's Dread
I don't even know where to start. I've been back online for about two weeks now, but haven't been blogging. It's hard to get started again, because it feels like there's so much I want to write about (the big move, books, movies, some comic-related rants) that I don't even know where to begin. And even though I'm sure I have the time to do it, the sheer volume of what I want to write overwhelms me. I have this looming feeling that I'm pretty sure is an altogether different beast from writer's block; let's call it writer's dread, shall we? It just seems easier to pop a DVD in and hop on the stationary bike for another hour or to play "just one more game of Carcassonne" than it is to actually write.

This morning, though, I couldn't sleep. Woke up at 3:45 with the sense that, well, I had slept enough, which is highly unusual for me since I'm generally of the opinion that anything less than 8 hours is never enough. I thought about doing some writing, but decided to try to force myself back to sleep by counting backwards from 600 by threes (something a friend of my dad's suggested to me, though I don't find it to be all that helpful generally). Failing that, I read a really boring magazine from cover to cover. Still not tired (and unwilling to blog), so I thought I'd surf the web, but it just wasn't happening for me. So here I am writing about nothing, still delaying writing about something, but I have an hour till I have to "go to work" and there really isn't any sense in doing work before it's time. I think I'll shower and otherwise get ready for work and see if I'm better mentally prepared to write.

By the way, if anyone reading this knows how to change this font, or at least the size of the font, can you email me at jchatlos75 at yahoo dot com and let me know. I hate this template, but don't know enough HTML to make any substantive changes.

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