28 June 2011

Waiting On Inspiration - A Bus that Almost Never Shows

You know the feeling...you are staring at the blank computer screen. The blinking icon waiting for you to just start typing. A sentence goes out on the paper. Really, it's nothing though. You aren't excited about this stupid sentence. So, you go back and delete it. You'll start over.

But, wait. You need some inspiration. You needed this to be the time of day that you wrote, and the funny thing is, you never planned on what type of music you would listen to. So, you open up your media player. It freezes.  You have to shut down your computer, and in the mean time, you make a list of the type of music that best fits that hideous sentence you just deleted.

Ah, there we go. The computer's back on. The music starts and nothing you have really fits the mood. So, you Google "Best Scary Music." You go the first link and find something you think would work. Remembering a friend of yours told you about Pandora. You spend a few minutes creating an account and figuring out your password.

Finally, the music starts...

...you start at the blank screen. The cursor mocks you.

No, the music wasn't inspirational enough. So, you go onto YouTube and look up "Inspirational Videos." Pretty lame stuff until you finally see one..."40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes."

Okay that looks pretty cool. You watch it. You feel inspired....

...that looked pretty easy! How the hell did that person get so many hits on something that you could do?

You wonder how he was able to get all those movie clips...

Time to Google it.

...Meanwhile, the cursor blinks in mocking anticipation.


  1. Why do you have to repeat what happens to me *dies* And yes, it annoys the crap out of me xDD I don't get inspiration all from music, photography and other people's writings are also inspiring xD

  2. Yes!! Other people's writings are so inspiring!! That's a large part of the reason I started blogging - just to be able to read what people are working on or thinking about!

  3. I love this post and the clip too. Thank you!:)

  4. Visiting from Christine's blog. I could certainly identify with several of your distractions. ALMOST makes one want to write in pen or pencil...

  5. @pattisjarrett It does! Doesn't it?? I get lucky sometimes when I don't have wireless! Feels like old times! :)


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