Fiona Robyn gave me a 'heads up' this morning in the theme of her blog post 'Running on Empty...'...and Susie Grogan's blog title brought me up even shorter ...'No more Wriggling out of Writing', which made me turn my head here once again and ask myself the same question - am I 'running on empty' for ideas? Have I been 'wriggling out of (blog) writing' since I last posted here?
Far from wriggling out of it, my longing has been pricking me to do more of it, but...
...with temperatures last week hitting records for 'the warmest March' etc...etc....and a garden which has consequentially been bursting out all over and positively screaming for attention,
...With the lower garage still singing its siren song of 'clear me out' so that I can carry out the conversion to a library and workshop,
...With all the usual minutiae requiring daily attention which are the detail of family life that we all have infiltrating our more lofty desires,
...and with the constant overlay of a body which is starting to creak and get tired faster than it used to...(dammit)
Any more - in the form of putting together a coherent blog post has just felt beyond me.
No - I am not wriggling out of it, but more pondering how I can more often, or rather, more consistently, wriggle into it. I haven't run out of things to share with you...on the contrary, (see list above!) - I have lots of things going on here at Autumn Cottage that you might find of interest (though I must admit, I do sometimes hesitate to write about what seems like trivia just for the sake of writing something).
I enjoy keeping this blog, and I really love and appreciate hearing from other people who take the time to write to share their thoughts on their own reading of 'Autumn Cottage Diarist' with me. So there is only one solution. It's the one I offer to all the attendees to my workshops (I am a Past Master at proffering advice to others and not taking it myself!) - I need to make an appointment with myself, in my diary, to meet myself on the (blog) page at least twice a week, and simply hit these keys and WRITE!!!
Now all you have to do is wait to see if I can follow my own orders.
Oh, and by the way...regarding comments from other readers...I think some of you may enjoy looking in at the website of one of my readers - An Historical Lady - I certainly did. Thank you, all of you out there, who do make that appointment with yourselves, sit down and write, and constantly interest and entertain me with the blog posts that YOU all create. You are all an inspiration.