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Where Have You Been?!?!?!?!

May 28, 2013 by Omar Scott in An Uncommon Mind

My intention to take a short break after the election turned into another in a long line of blog abandonments.  What is this the third or fourth one?  With so much going on in the world it’s hard to imagine I had nothing to say.  That wasn’t the case.  I just couldn’t say it in writing.

Writer’s block may not be the best description of my situation.  Early in my absence I wrote.  I wrote a lot actually. I just didn’t like anything I wrote.  My Google Drive account is littered with ill-conceived pieces and half written junk.  I wrote what I thought was a thoughtful piece on gun control and then when I read it I realized I couldn’t post it due to its general awfulness.  Editing couldn’t save that thing from itself.

That piece, along with all the other junk I produced during my blue period, will stay in the archives.   Unless when I die my kids decided to milk my writing for all it’s worth to keep this highly unprofitable blog going.

Writers I respect and enjoy encourage hacks in my situation to write out of a slump.  Ha!  Every day they’d tweet about accountability and getting your pages in.  If they saw the garbage I was producing they’d encourage me never to write again and stop tagging onto their hallowed profession.

Seriously, it was that bad.  It was bad enough that I stopped writing months ago and had an extended debate about shutting the site down altogether.

What changed?  I dunno.  I realized I didn’t want to give up.  I missed writing.  I missed the stimulating back and forth with my reader.  So I’m back and hopefully for a long time.


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