Lon Varnadore's Author Blog

Sci-Fi and Fantasy with a noir edge

Writer’s Block

First off, I do not believe in such a thing as writer’s block.  I think it is an affliction many writers say they have when they are stuck or stymied and have nothing else to do.  It is an excuse for being unproductive.  And yet, at the moment I seem to be suffering from it.  Maybe it is about the future of the country, the fact I am still not a top seller on Amazon or that I’m still a chunky guy trying to lose weight.

Or about my family.  My mom recently went through surgery to fix her broken leg.  She needed a new hip since the break was so close to the hip joint.  Before the surgery, she was getting worse and worse.  She wouldn’t get up at all under her own power, she refused to even try and walk without my father or I holding her up.  And, now she is in a rehab center, and there is a part of me that doesn’t see any kind of light at the end of the tunnel.  Unless it is that on coming train.

I know I am whining a little bit, and I am sure some of you who have come here are wondering what this has to do with the next episode of I.S.S. Starkiller or Purgatory.  Well, don’t worry, I need to get this out of my system, another few days or so, then I’ll have those up and ready for you to consume.

I get like this every once and again.  Comes with the territory of being a creative.  Sometimes, you get super down on yourself for some reason that the brain likes to latch onto.  And all you want to say is “Well, I think I’ll pitch this writer thing and be an accountant.”  It’s an old joke I tell my friends  when I get like this.  Since they know for a fact I am horrible with numbers and doing that would make me want to crawl out of my skin the first ten minutes.  (This is a personal thing, I have the highest regard for people who can actually crunch numbers.)

I shall stop prattling on and try to hunker down with a book or three.  I have found that usually get me out of the funk pretty quickly.

Until next time…


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