Calling Marilyn Manson To The Rescue
But first meet Darren Rowse from ProBlogger.net.
If you blog and get stuck, he’s the guy.
Read problogger and get unstuck like WD40.
His recent post gives bloggers a booster shot.
If you have nothing left in the tank, nothing left to say, if you feel spent, hit the link above for rejuvenation.
That empty feeling is a writer’s problem and it leads to despair, booze, and late nights.
If you follow NW Boomer and joined boomerpdx.com, you know the feelings about late nights.
Make a writing schedule and keep on it as if your life depends on it. Your writing life does depend on it.
What else can you do?
I’ve got nothing unique to say.
It has all been said before.
There are so many people who are smarter than me.
Why would anyone listen to me?
Sounds like a dead end, doesn’t it?
Fortunately your baby boomer blogger has a remedy. And it came from my kids, so you know it’s right.
Marilyn Manson brings the un-stuck out with his song, “This Is The New Sh*t.”
Goes like this:
“Everything has been said before
There’s nothing left to say anymore
When it’s all the same
You can ask for it by name
And now it’s “you know who”
I got the “you know what”
I stick it “you know where”
You know why, you don’t care.
Babble babble bitch bitch
Rebel rebel party party
Sex sex sex and don’t forget the “violence”
Blah blah blah got your lovey-dovey sad-and-lonely
Stick your STUPID SLOGAN in:
Everybody sing along.”
The more you write, the better you get at it.
The more you try, the harder it gets, but the more satisfying the result.
Hemingway gave a famous quote with, “Start with one true sentence, the truest thing you can write.”
Everything ought to flow after that? If it doesn’t, try this:
“Write the secret you should never tell. That’s why readers read.”
Still stuck? Okay, one more:
“If people are upset by what you write about them, they should have behaved better in the first place.”
Does that uncork the writing bottle? Find someone, something, or someplace that needs you to pick through it.
Take a good look at the pieces you find, then arrange them in a new way.
Do it like a writer, like a blogger. Just start and let it out.
What would Darren say? “Hey NW Boomer blogger, thanks?”
Maybe. What would Marilyn Manson say?
“Thank you, Darren.”